Python puts the squeeze on po­lice

Geraldton Guardian - - News - Adam Poulsen

Don­gara po­lice had a close en­counter with an irate car­pet python on Sun­day.

Of­fi­cers called in a snake han­dler af­ter find­ing the ill-tem­pered an­i­mal on the drive­way of Don­gara Po­lice Sta­tion. Se­nior Con­sta­ble Luke Scott said the 1.5m long snake was still a ju­ve­nile.

“It was ab­so­lutely harm­less, but it was pretty an­gry at the time,” he said.

“It even had a go at the snake han­dler — didn’t bite her but it was pretty feisty.

“The snake han­dler told us there’s been a fair few com­ing up from the (Ir­win) river lately.”

Don­gara po­lice posted a pic­ture and joked about their run-in with the wrath­ful rep­tile on Twit­ter.

“You will never see two po­lice of­fi­cers re­treat so fast af­ter com­ing across this guy on the sta­tion drive­way #JustAnotherDay­inAus­tralia,” the tweet read.

Pic­ture: Don­gara po­lice/Twit­ter

A car­pet python found by of­fi­cers on the drive­way of Don­gara Po­lice Sta­tion.

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