A 14-foot-long snake was captured in the back yard of a Volusia County home Monday after a report that at least one neighborhood cat had been eaten.
Police responded to the home located in Holly Hill after a neighbor reported seeing a giant snake.
Officers found the 14-foot python hiding in some bushes near a home.
Police said they believe someone had the snake for a pet and then released it into the neighborhood.
Critter Control officer Corey Hicks said the snake is considered a predator, especially in a Florida family's back yard.
"Something like this would eat small dogs, cats or something like that," Hicks said. "He is not a fun guy to have around."
The captured python was being transported to a rehabilitation center -- either at Gatorland or the Central Florida Zoo.
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