Police called to remove snake; turns out to be python

June 25, 2021 GMT

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — When Pittsburg, Kansas, Police Officer Jesse Spencer was sent to a home to remove a snake from the front porch, he expected the typical garden snake.

And now, for something completely different: What he found was an 8-foot-long python.

Police on Thursday posted a photo of Spencer holding the snake. The department said the officer “fulfilled the job description category ‘other duties are required.’”

Pythons are constrictor snakes and are not native to the U.S., though they are sold as exotic pets.

Police say the python removed from the porch was adopted by a “responsible individual who lives outside this community.”