Flea market find: 8-foot python nestled in clothes

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(Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)
(Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — A flea market customer was rummaging through a stack of jeans, T-shirts and shorts Sunday when she stumbled upon a Burmese python nearly eight feet long and weighing about 40 pounds, according to the Miami Herald.

“It’s a good thing she didn’t grab it,” said Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue Lt. Scott Mullen, adding that pythons have more than 100 sharp teeth, although they are not venomous.

A flea market worker called fire-rescue.

“They are nocturnal creatures and come out at night looking for food and then look for a place to rest during the day,” Mullen said.

The python was given to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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