Surprise... 7 Foot Python Found on a Boat on Marco Island
A Chicago couple traveling through the Florida Keys in their boat ended up calling the police when they found a big surprise,,,: a 7-foot Burmese python.
Jim Hart and Sandy Skwirut said they were docked at Rose Marina in Marco Island, when they found a snake had apparently slithered aboard the previous night near Indian Key, on the edge of the Everglades, and was hiding in their boat's shower.
Rose Marina Marco Island
posted the interesting event on their Facebook Page...
"Well this was a first! A visiting 42’ sailboat found an unwelcome stowaway moments after tying up in their transient slip at Rose Marina. We believe the 7’ Python slithered aboard about 20 miles south of Rose Marina when the vessel was at anchor last night near Indian Key (on the edge of the Everglades). Marco Island Police responded and made quick work of wrangling the reptile. It was turned over to a Wildlife Removal Specialist. Out of an abundance of caution the vessel was removed from the marina."