93-Year-Old Woman Finds Giant Writhing Snake in Her Yard and Cops Send 'The New Guy'

A 93-year-old woman recently found a giant writhing snake in her Texas backyard. The Haltom City Police Department decided to send in their new guy, rookie officer Trimble, to safely catch the serpent.

When a 93 year old citizen finds a snake in her backyard, who do you send? The New guy. Thanks Ofc.Trimble for wrangling...

Posted by Haltom City Police Department on Monday, September 7, 2020

On Monday, the Haltom City Police Department shared photos from the snake incident on social media. The department poked fun at Officer Trimble as he picked up the scary-looking snake from the ground.

Trimble used a snake tong to keep the serpent away at a safe distance. Luckily, the rookie did not receive a bite from the snake after grabbing the reptile.

"Thanks Officer Trimble for wrangling what we were pretty sure was a rare North Texas spitting cobra viper. Lives were saved today, man. Sleep well, tiny hero," stated the HCPD in their Facebook post.

Officer Trimble actually picked up a large bullsnake, according to CBS 11 News. An expert from the Texas Snake ID site mentioned bullsnakes are nonvenomous and eat moles and rats as part of their diet.

The 93-year-old homeowner and the rookie officer weren't in any danger from the bullsnake. Unless, you count getting a case of the creeps!

Harry W. Greene, Emeritus Professor from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University, told Newsweek, "The local news account is accurate—that is a harmless, non-venomous bullsnake. In this case, nothing needed to have been done in terms of actual risks, and the woman might well never encounter that snake again."

"However, because as in many parts of the United States, it could have been a venomous snake, calling police or animal services would be an appropriate response—they would hopefully be prepared to cope with whatever they encountered," added Greene.

When asked about the snake incident, a spokesperson for the Haltom City Police Department told Newsweek, "At that residence, I believe it is an isolated incident. However, within the city, we field these types of calls on a fairly regular basis. Officer Trimble is in field training (rookie) and he did an outstanding job. The snake was released safely into a heavily wooded area of the city away from residences. The snake, a bull snake, is nonvenomous and poses little to no threat to humans."

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That's exactly what one group in need did. Last month, the Manor Police Department got an urgent call from the Sunstate Equipment Company. The department shared online photos and a video of the western diamondback rattlesnake and her 16 babies that they discovered when they arrived on the scene.

"These snakes should never be handled and should be reported to Animal Control for removal," warned the MPD in the Facebook post.

The western diamondback rattlesnake is more aggressive and their snake bites are dangerous. When the western diamondback feels threatened, the rattlesnake flattens its body and rolls into an S-shape. The lethal serpent keeps its tail raised and makes noises by shaking its rattle.

This 3.5 foot Western Diamond Back rattle snake was found with her 16 babies (photos in comment) in a work area at the Sunstate Equipment Company on 290 here in Manor. These snakes should never be handled and should be reported to Animal Control for removal.

Posted by Manor Police Department on Wednesday, August 26, 2020