SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ)
" I will definitely never forget this call," said Scottsdale firefighter Christian McDaniel.
Being a firefighter, chances are you have seen a lot of unusual things.
That being true for a group of Scottsdale firefighters from Station 2.
Their very unusual call came early Saturday morning while responding to a snake removal call.
"We're thinking going to the call, ok it's going to be a rattle snake, it's going to be a bull snake, probably causing someone grief somewhere," said Scottsdale Fire engineer Rob Gibbons.
Instead they found a 10-foot albino python on the sidewalk near Osborn and Drinkwater.
"This was definitely a first for me. I've seen snakes before but absolutely nothing to this magnitude. It took all of us by surprise, we all took a step back, weren't sure how o handle it," said McDaniel.
"It's not seething we see. In fact in my career I've never seen a snake like that out of some type of captivity, a zoo or someone's pet in their house," said Gibbons.
After catching their breath from their unusual find the firefighters brought the snake to a grassy area in front of the Giants stadium to make sure it wouldn't be hurt.
"Once we got it to the grassy area where it was more comfortable we ended up calling the Arizona Herpetological Society to come out and pick it up and take it to where it needs to go," said McDaniel.
The firefighters believe the snake was someone's pet that got out.
Luckily no one was hurt including the snake.