Dash­cam video cap­tures Saska­toon po­lice of­fi­cers cap­tur­ing large snake

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SASKA­TOON — It was a call two Saska­toon po­lice will likely re­mem­ber for a long time. The two were dis­patched on the week­end to re­ports of a large, red-tailed boa con­stric­tor on a road. The video posted on so­cial me­dia shows two of­fi­cers us­ing a stick and po­lice riot shield to po­si­tion the non-poi­sonous snake be­fore they grabbed it and car­ried it to their cruiser. A pass­ing mo­torist gave the of­fi­cers a big plas­tic con­tainer to put the snake in. The snake was taken to the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan’s Western Col­lege of Vet­eri­nary Medicine and then to an ex­otic an­i­mal res­cue in Colon­say. Po­lice cap­tioned the video on so­cial me­dia: “Just call us ‘snake whis­per­ers.”’ It’s un­clear who owned the snake. It’s il­le­gal to own boa con­stric­tors in Saskatchewan.

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