Boa constrictor trapped on Sarasota apartment porch

- Sarasota police officers started their morning shift by helping remove a 4-foot Boa Constrictor from an apartment porch Thursday morning. 

The Sarasota Police Department said at the beginning of its day shift - around 6:30 a.m. - officers were dispatched to a call of a snake inside a porch in the 200 block of North Shade Avenue.

When they arrived, officers found the snake just outside the porch of an apartment. Officer Todd Tschetter and Officer Sean Gleason worked together to capture the snake. One used a pole already inside his patrol vehicle to wrangle the snake while the other held a pillowcase, given to him by the homeowner who called dispatch, to hold the snake.

Then they called the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Animal Services to take the snake away and is now caring for the reptile.  

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