Friday Photo: Snake in the House

George Horne, Deputy Executive Director of Operations & Maintenance Resources, rolls out a preserved Burmese Python which was captured in Miami-Dade County, Florida, during a hearing before the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill November 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on H.R. 2811, ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 06: George Horne, Deputy Executive Director of Operations & Maintenance Resources, rolls out a preserved Burmese Python which was captured in Miami-Dade County, Florida, during a hearing before the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill November 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on H.R. 2811, a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious animal. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

George Horne, Deputy Executive Director of Operations & Maintenance Resources, rolls out a preserved Burmese Python which was captured in Miami-Dade County, Florida, during a hearing before the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill November 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on H.R. 2811, a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious animal.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

George Horne, Deputy Executive Director of Operations & Maintenance Resources, rolls out a preserved Burmese Python which was captured in Miami-Dade County, Florida, during a hearing before the Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill November 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on H.R. 2811, a bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to include constrictor snakes of the species Python genera as an injurious animal.

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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