A Florida police officer wrangled with an enormous 12-and-a-half foot snake Thursday night after the Burmese python was seen alongside a roadway within the Chapel Path space.
Pembroke Pines Officer Joey Cabrera responded to the decision close to U.S. 27 and Johnson Road in far western Pembroke Pines, Florida, Thursday evening after an off-duty Customs & Border Patrol officer noticed the large snake slithering simply off the roadway. Burmese pythons aren’t toxic however they are constrictors who crush their prey. The division and environmental officers in Florida described the python as an “invasive” species.
After wrangling with the Burmese python on the roadway, the reptile was secured and brought to a police substation for picup by a licensed python removing contractor.
The Pembroke Pines Police Division tweeted out a photograph exhibiting a number of officers together with Cabrera holding the snake Friday.
“Snakes aren’t an unusual sight to Floridians, however Burmese pythons are an invasive species & an actual risk to native wildlife, pets, and even youngsters. For those who see a snake please don’t method it. If the snake is a hazard to you or the encompassing space contact 911.”
Cellphone video from one other individual on the scene reveals officer Cabrera singlehandledly subduing the the slithering beast on the aspect of the roadway.
No, pythons are constrictors – they don’t poison however crush their prey.
— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) January 12, 2018
Carol Lyn Parrish, a coordinator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Fee (FWC), informed ABC Information her company “desires to interact the general public to assist in eradicating this invasive species and even supply courses to the general public.”