Miami Beach officer pranks partner with fake snake

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Police work is not easy.

It's especially tough if your fellow officers are pranksters.

The Miami Beach Police Department provided proof in a video posted on Facebook Sunday. 

The video shows an officer scaring the living daylights out of another officer using a realistic-looking plastic snake. 

The video shows an officer sitting in a parked patrol vehicle, possibly looking at his phone. The camera is positioned so the approaching officer, with his snake, are visible in a vehicle's side mirror. 

The approaching officer lifts the snake into the vehicle as the 'victim' shrieks in terror.

When the victim realizes the snake is fake, his shrieks turn to laughter.

Thankfully for everyone involved, the officer has a goos sense of humor.