Python Found In Car In Shelby Township [VIDEO]

Anyone missing a snake?

WWJ News
September 19, 2019 - 10:33 am

SHELBY TWP. (WWJ) - Smiling for a photo, a Shelby Township police officer doesn't seem to be too rattled over an encounter with a rather large snake.

Seen in a video posted to the Shelby Township Police Department Facebook page, Officer Autumn Fettig responded Wednesday night to a call about a reptile found in a car, in the area of Hamlin and Ryan Road.

With a gloved hand, the officer reaches into the engine compartment and grabs ahold of what appears to be a live python. The snake seems to submit, coiling up a bit but not putting up a fight as Fettig places it securely into a plastic bin.

"This Is probably NOT the kind of call Officer Fettig expected to take tonight......oh, and is anyone in the area of Hamlin and Ryan missing their pet Python?" the post by the police department reads, adding the hashtags: "#CantMakeThisStuffUp, #TheEngineIsMakingAWeirdNoise and #NopeRope."

The video had been viewed more than 6,000 times by mid-morning Thursday, with nearly 100 people leaving comments.

"Aww! Poor guy!" wrote Jenna Twardecki. "Thanks for rescuing him. I’m sure he was just as confused as you were."

Anthony Maybee advised: "Don't give this poor noodle back to its clearly careless owner. Either I or another kind soul in the comments above will take better care of the beautiful creature."

If this is your snake, call Shelby Township police at 586-731-2121.