A Florida police officer apprehended a slippery character last week when he captured a "highly venomous" coral snake loose in a home.
Boynton Beach police responded to the unusual call April 20 after a coral snake was spotted inside the residence, according to the department. Body camera footage captured the snake out in the open before it quickly finds cover under a desk after an officer touched it.
In the video, the officer is seen using a brush handle to lure the snake from under the desk, hoping to corral it into an empty box. The snake eventually is guided into the box, which is then taped up.
"(The officer) was the perfect one to respond to a complaint last week of a coral snake in a residence," the department stated in a social media post. "He grew up with snakes, loves reptiles and pretty much anything to do with the outdoors and nature. He had no trouble capturing the highly venomous snake and rehoming it in the Rosemary Scrub Park."
Although their venom is highly toxic to humans, coral snakes aren't aggressive, and they are responsible for very few biting incidents.