Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

FL officer wrangles 12.5-foot Burmese python found in the street

FL officer wrangles 12.5-foot Burmese python found in the street

Officer Cabrera jumped into action and wrangled the snake.

When he arrived on the scene near Johnson Street and US 27, Officer Joey Cabrera found a 12-and-a-half foot long Burmese python.

In a video posted to Twitter, Cabrera is seen grabbing the snake with two hands, as his vehicle's lights flash in the background while traffic is passing by.

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

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Cabrera then took the python to the department until a licensed python remover arrived.

Pythons are considered an invasive species and a threat to Florida wildlife, pets and even children.

Burmese pythons are an invasive species in Florida.

It wasn't Cabrera's first snake encounter either, the Herald reports, having secured a 3.96-metre, or 13-foot long python after it was found by a group of local teenagers. If anyone sees another snake like this python sauntering around their neighborhoods they should call 911. "The python is now being transported to Everglades Holiday Park to be assessed by professionals".

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