Washington State Sheriff’s Office Gets “Punny” With Ball Python Call

What do you get when you cross a snake and a plane? A Boeing constrictor of course!
Ball Python
This ball python, rescued by King's County Sheriff's deputies, is now at a rescue. Photo by King's County Sheriff's Office.

The King County Sheriff’s Office in Washington state got a little “punny” after it’s latest interactions after a concerned citizen called the police regarding a loose snake:

What do you get when you cross a snake and a plane? A Boeing constrictor of course!

What do you call a snake that bakes? A pie-thon.

The King County Sheriff’s Office in Washington State received a call from a concerned citizen about a possible “poisonous” snake in a parking lot in SeaTac. The concerned citizen placed a plastic cover over the reptile until King County’s finest arrived.

A deputy was dispatched to the scene and told the snake that he would have to come back to the station for a lineup.

“Thankfully, the snake didn’t throw a “hissy fit” and went peacefully. Once the deputy arrived at SeaTac PD, another deputy immediately recognized it as a Ball Python, the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.

What do you get when you cross a snake and a plane? A Boeing constrictor of course!

What do you call a snake that…

Posted by King County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, September 21, 2020

“The deputy didn’t want to leave the python alone all night in the cop shop, so he gave the snake a goodbye ‘hiss’ and took him, or her, to an after-hours rescue shelter. What a fine civil serpent this deputy is.”

Thankfully, this snake is now safe and will hopefully either be reunited with its owner or adopted out to someone who can care for it. Check out the Facebook post for more “hissterical” comments!

Ball pythons are one of the most popular snakes in the hobby and come from western Africa. They are widely captive bred throughout the United States. They grow to about five feet in length and can live for 30 years or more. If you keep a ball python, or any snake, please ensure that its enclosure is escape-proof.

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