Detective wrangles 9-foot anaconda with her bare hands

"Detective Shaw has experience handling exotic snakes", reads the post having the video.

In a video of the encounter shared on the department's Facebook page, Shaw first pokes the yellow anaconda with a nearby branch before slowly grabbing the reptile. Then we must tell you that his video is not for you.

The cop is eventually seen lifting the anaconda with her bare hands and transferring it to a bag.

No big deal. At least for Detective Emily Shaw of the Leon County Sheriff's Office in Tallahassee.

Officials believe the snake was someone's pet that either escaped or was released. It asked people to make sure their pets cages are secure, or call authorities if they can no longer care for an exotic pet.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission warns that setting exotic pets free is illegal and likely to result in the animal's death. "I'd just put a "For Sale" sign on my house, leave all of my things behind and call it a day!" says another.

They said the snake was found on the east side of Leon County near Louvinia Drive.

  • Jon Douglas