Officer removes large snake from Westminster home

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — The thread on the Westminster Police Department’s Facebook page quickly turned into a “best caption contest” Friday after the department posted a picture of one of its officers holding a large snake.

The post said in part “you never really know what calls your shift is going to bring you. In this case, it was investigating an unwanted trespasser on a citizen’s property. The sssuspect was taken into custody … and safely relocated to some nearby open space.”

The post added animal management and police officers don’t typically respond to calls about snakes, pointing out reptiles are a natural and necessary part of the wildlife and usually go about their business when left alone.

Being left alone was not in the cards for police after some fun-loving Facebook fans started responding.

Some posts worried about the location of the incident, fearing it might be their neighborhood.

The department said the snake was found in the area of West 124th Avenue and Huron Street.