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Police take rattle snake from homeless man

Posted at 7:22 PM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 07:36:57-05

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A rattlesnake in Jacksonville ended up in the back of a police car.

The snake was being carried by a homeless man walking around Jacksonville Beach Monday morning. The snake was 6 to 8 feet long.

When police stopped the man, they told him to throw the reptile into the back of their car for safety.

A Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer pulled it from the patrol car's back seat, and the snake was relocated to a wooded area.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported.