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US police shot 15-foot-long pet snake that was wrapped around the owner’s neck



The 28-year-old man is being treated at a local hospital. (representative photo)

A snake-lover in the United States barely dodged death earlier this week when his 15-foot pet snake wrapped itself around his neck.

according to independent, police and paramedics arrived at a Pennsylvania home on Wednesday, responding to reports of a cardiac arrest in a man. Once they reached the spot, they saw the 28-year-old man lying unconscious on the floor of his house with a snake around his neck. The identity of the person has not been revealed.

Speaking to the outlet, Upper Macungee Township Police Lieutenant Peter Nikisher said, “This is one of those situations where officers don’t have the time, the freedom to ask a lot of questions.” “They have to act immediately and then it’s okay, let’s get this person in the ambulance as soon as possible,” Mr Nikisher said.

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In addition, the police described the snake as “too big and too fat”. He said the reptile was long enough that its head was far enough away from the man’s body for officers to shoot safely.

The snake did not die immediately and it rolled over. On the other hand, the owner of the snake was rescued safely. Officials said the 28-year-old is now undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

According to the outlet, one of the officers at the scene described the scene as “out of a horror movie.” The police lieutenant also said that he had never seen anything like this in his 19 years of police work.

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Mr Nikisher praised the officer who took the action and reportedly said that the team went inside, saw an opportunity to save a man, and they showed great bravery.

Police said they found several snake enclosures in the victim’s house. They’re still not sure which species of snake wrapped around the man’s neck, and they don’t plan to investigate further, according to the outlet.