But Florida wildlife officials say African rock pythons
pose an even bigger threat to the state and are more dangerous than their Burmese cousins.
Steve Benteau, a spokesman for the provincial Natural Resources Department, said no permit was issued for an African rock python
and the province wasn't aware it was being kept at the apartment.
African rock pythons
are one of the largest species of snake, potentially growing to more than 20ft in length.
The African rock Python
, the third largest snake in the world, was discovered after pet shop staff became suspicious when they were offered it for sale.
THE African Rock Python
is native to sub-Saharan African countries like Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
But now the story of the Lambton Worm has been given a grain of truth ( with the discovery of a 6ft African Rock Python
roaming the area.
The couple admit calling the eight-foot African rock python
Hisser because it was so aggressive.
He lives here with some Taiwanese beauty snakes and an African rock python
who, I am reliably informed, "will definitely bite you".
Distraught dad Robert found teeth of the 8ft African Rock python
embedded in his son's face after it escaped from its cage.