A 9-foot anaconda was seen on Wednesday slithering along a river in Brevard County of Florida. The large deadly snake which was seen to be nonnative was captured and painlessly killed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservative Committee officers as it was found to be among species that cause harm to the ecology and the people of Florida.
In 2010 the snake species joined the list of conditional nonnatives, making them illegal to own for personal use within the state.
Anyone who owned anaconda prior to 2010 was forced to tag it with an electronic transponder which would enable officials to track it.
FWC officials say that there was no tag found on the anaconda in question and since there was no way to tell much about it or how long it has been in the wild, they were forced to euthanize it.