A Florida detective was call to a scene in Tallahassee, but this time it wasn’t for a crime. Instead the woman was asked to capture a 9-foot-long anaconda.
Emily Shaw, a detective with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, wrangled the yellow snake Wednesday and deputies posted the video on Facebook for all to see.
Deputies believed that the exotic reptile might have been someone’s pet that escaped or released, and they were right.
The owner of the snake contacted the sheriff’s office and said the anaconda escaped its enclosure and he had been passing out flyers trying to find it.
The snake has since been turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and it’s unclear if the owner will get the reptile back, WCTV reported.
The video of the snake capture already has more than 140,000 views and 500 comments.
Shaw, who has experience with handling snakes, impressed Facebook users with her skills during the dramatic capture.
Read more about the capture on the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.