As efforts continue to hunt Burmese pythons in the Everglades, a police officer in Pembroke Pines wrangled in a big one this week.
Last night Officer Cabrera responded to a call of a 12.5 foot Burmese python seen heading towards the Chapel Trail area near US-27 & Johnson St. Ofc Cabrera was able to secure the snake & safely transport it to the West PD until a licensed python remover arrived. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/QLN9sZyHFH— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) January 12, 2018
The officer was called to a street near the Everglades Thursday night when someone spotted a 12 and a half foot python in he road.
According to the police department, the officer safely brought the snake to headquarters until a licensed python remover arrived.
Authorities warn: Don't try this at home.
Snakes are not an uncommon sight to Floridians, but Burmese pythons are an invasive species & a real threat to local wildlife, pets, and even children. If you see a snake please do not approach it. If the snake is a danger to you or the surrounding area contact 911. 2/2 pic.twitter.com/62DVUxAvQK— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) January 12, 2018