NYPD detective captures slithering snake in front of Bronx home

SOUNDVIEW, Bronx (WABC) -- The NYPD stumbled on a "sssssneaky visitor" in front of a Bronx home Friday morning, an eight-foot-long snake!

Detective Jose Otero made the collar of his career after responding to a 911 call of a snake in front of a Fteley Avenue home in the Soundview section.

The red tail boa constrictor was hanging off a light fixture when Detective Otero arrived at around 7:30 a.m.

Unrattled, Otero asked a nearby resident for a pillowcase, grabbed the snake off the light, and slid it safely into the pillowcase.

The snake was taken to Animal Care and Control.

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