Members of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Dept. were stunned Friday when they arrived at the home of a owner who said something was attacking his animals.
When the homeowner called 911, the dispatcher called the special unit known as Venom 1. However, the unit was delayed so fire rescue workers went looking for the culprit, and found an 11-foot Burmese python underneath a trailer.
Firefighters Alex Lopez, Jorge Salazar, Luis Perez and Vensen Stephenson decided that if they didn’t want the massive snake to escape they would have to do something. So the men grabbed the snake by the tail, and held on to it until the Venom unit arrived about 10 minutes later.
“So they grabbed it,” Venom 1 unit Lt. Scott Mullin said. “Firefighters do what they’ve got to do.”
A statement from the MDFR said, “MDFR’s venom 1 unit was 10 minutes away, so the crew grabbed the tail and held it until specially trained Lt. Scott Mullin arrived.”