• NOPE: St. Johns County deputy responds to call for 'possible anaconda'

    By: Kevin Beaugrand

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    ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. - The St. Johns County Sherriff's Office received a call about a 'possible anaconda' next to a pond where a child was fishing Saturday.

    When a deputy arrived on the scene in Northwest St. Johns, he was able to succesfully capture and remove what appears to be a mature eastern diamondback rattlesnake. 


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    Though not as large as an anaconda, the venemous rattlesnake packs a deadly punch.

    In the event of an encounter, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's website says that snakes should be left alone unless they pose an immediate danger to people or pets.

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