MEDFORD, Long Island (WABC) -- You may have seen this reptile behind glass windows at your local zoo, or maybe you've seen them in a National Geographic series - but what if you saw a 14-foot snake right in front of you?
That's exactly what happened on Feb. 14, when environmental conservation officers received a report of a large snake on the side of the road in Medford, Long Island.
Upon arrival, officers Kaufherr and Zullo discovered the python curled up in a ball, and after a closer look, they realized it was dead.
Under New York State Environmental Conservation Law, it is illegal to keep these types of snakes as pets unless you have a Dangerous Animal License.
The snake's owner is currently being investigated on this matter.