VIDEO: Florida officer wrangles 12 1/2 foot python

PEMBROKE PINES, FL (WFLA/NBC) – A police officer in Pembroke Pines got more than he bargained for while responding to a call on Thursday.

Officer Cabrera responded to a call of a 12 ½ foot Burmese python found in the middle of a street.

Officer Cabrera jumped into action and wrangled the snake.

He then took the snake to police headquarters, where a licensed python remover took the snake away.

Officer Cabrera and his fellow policemen posted for a photo with their new reptile friend.

Pythons are considered an invasive species and a threat to Florida wildlife, pets and even children. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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