PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - An officer in South Florida rounded up an unusual suspect in Pembroke Pines Thursday night.
Police received a call about a large Burmese python and Officer Joseph Cabrera responded to secure the 12-and-a-half-foot long snake, the city told the Miami Herald.
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.
"Snakes are not an uncommon sight to Floridians, but Burmese pythons are an invasive species and a real threat to local wildlife, pets, and even children," police said. "If you see a snake please do not approach it. If the snake is a danger to you or the surrounding area contact 911."
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