Police in Pennsylvania shot a giant snake that had wrapped itself around a man’s neck, strangling him.
On Wednesday, police in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, arrived at a residence located in Macungie, where they found a 28-year-old man who resides in the Fogelsville neighborhood, unconscious and in cardiac arrest from being strangled by a 15-foot long snake.
Statements says that the police immediately began shooting the snake and shotted it in the head. It’s said that it was a pet snake that grew too large.
The man was taken to a hospital close-by after authorities pulled him from the snake’s grapple.
This is the report filed by Upper Macungie police, NBC Philadelphia: “When patrol officers arrived on scene, they observed a 28-year-old male who was unresponsive and lying on the floor of the home with the mid portion of a large snake wrapped around the male’s neck, due to the massive size of the reptile (estimated to be 15+ feet), one of the officers was able to shoot the snake in the head without risking further injury to the male. Once the snake was injured from the gunshot, the officers were able to pull the male to safety.”
The current condition of the man is not known.