Florida detective captures 9-foot-long anaconda

Leon County Sheriff's Office detective Emily Shaw captured a 9-foot anaconda on Thursday

It was far from your typical call: A Leon County detective managed to wrangle a 9-foot-long anaconda this week.

Shaw was armed with only a large tree branch and what appears to be a gym bag.

This wasn't the first time Shaw handled a snake.

She successfully grabs the anaconda by the tail with her hands, as the giant snake wraps its tail around her arm while she's dragging it across the ground.

Officials say Shaw had experience handling exotic snakes, so she was the right person for the call.

As Shaw handles the snake, a co-worker videotaping is heard laughing in disbelief, cheering her on and calling her "crazy". She makes quick work of the anaconda, securing it inside the duffel bag in a matter of minutes.

They believe the 9-foot reptile was a pet that either escaped or was released. "If you own an exotic pet - please be responsible".

Deputies say that instead of releasing pets, owners should contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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