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PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (WPTV) — A Port St. Lucie police sergeant, who was responding to 911 calls of a very large snake, located a 12-foot, 120 pound Burmese python in waist-high brush Friday morning.

Residents believe the snake has been eating neighborhood cats.

Police say that around 7:20 a.m., Sergeant John Holman arrived in an empty lot on S.E. Faith Terrace and found a dead cat.

In waist-high brush he continued to hunt for evidence of a large snake when he spotted the python, police say.

Holman called for backup.

A massive python was found in Florida. (Image: CBS Miami via NDN)

A massive python was found in Florida. (Image: CBS Miami via NDN)

When fellow officers arrived they were able to safely remove the snake from the brush.

Police placed the python with a person who has a license with Florida Fish and Wildlife to house the snake.

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