Officers wrangle 12-foot python while responding to call

Officers wrangle 12-foot python while responding to call

A Florida police officer wrangled with a massive 12-and-a-half foot snake Thursday evening after the Burmese python was seen along a roadway in the Chapel Trail area.

Cell phone video from another person at the scene shows officer Cabrera singlehandledly subduing the the slithering beast on the side of the roadway. He was later assisted by backup units.

The Pembroke Pines Police Department wrangled up more than criminals on Thursday night.

Officer Cabrera was able to secure take the slithery suspect into custody and transport it to the police department until a python remover arrived, police tweeted.

"Due to their size and strength these snakes put local wildlife, pets, even children at risk", she said.

Burmese pythons are an invasive species in Florida.

Pythons are no stranger to officer Cabrera.

The department warned residents to not approach pythons but to call 911. "This snake had evidence of being near the fires with burn marks on its skin". He helped secure the snake, which was then transported to Everglades Holiday Park.

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