Python hitches sailboat ride from Florida Keys to mainland


November 14, 2021

MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — A python looking for a joyride snuck aboard a sailboat in the Florida Keys and ended up staying until the boat finished its nearly 100-mile voyage, police said.

The crew found the 7-foot (2.1-meter) snake in the boat's shower after docking Friday in Marco Island on southwest Florida's Gulf Coast after the trip from Indian Key, a distance of about 95 miles (155 kilometers) around the southern tip of the peninsula.

Police quickly responded and transferred the invasive snake after its joyride to a local wildlife handler, according to a police news release.

The polic...

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