Houma Python
Houma Police were called to a home after a very large python slithered out of the bayou and into someone's backyard.

Python Panic | Man finds 12 ft. python in his south Louisiana backyard

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HOUMA — On Sunday, police in Houma received an unusual call for help against a different kind of “bad guy.”

Officers were called to a home after a very large snake slithered out of the bayou and into a backyard. Upon arrival, they encountered an aggressive python measuring at least 12 feet long.

“As the saying goes, no call for service is routine,” the Houma Police quipped in a Facebook post featuring cell phone video of the serpent being wrangled.

Houma police officer Donald Aubrey was tasked with capturing the reptile with the help of a shovel.

“With skill and care, Officer Aubrey was able to safely detain the snake without causing harm,” police stated.

Authorities believe the large python may have escaped from its owner. The snake was turned over to Wildlife and Fisheries for “scientific study.” It is unclear if police have identified the owner.

Pythons being illegally released into bayous of south Louisiana is becoming more common.

Video from Houma Police Department Facebook

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