Our regular readers will probably be aware of the fact that in the past we have shared stories about members of the public calling 999 because they have seen wild beasts roaming around estates or hiding in cow sheds.
However, on each occasion the ‘wild beast’ turned out just to be a cuddly toy, albeit, a rather large cuddly toy.
A quick search of our archives will reveal these stories in all of their glory along with the outcome of each bizarre event.
However, it would appear that wooing wild beasts is actually a skill that our police oppos are quite good at.
In a post shared on the West Midlands Police facebook page, they revealed how one of their response team officers managed to charm a snake into submission before the snake was handed over to people who know more about snakes than the police do.
The post said:
“Two of our Response officers had a very unusual start to their day this morning (Tuesday 4 September) as they rescued a snake from West Bromwich.
“They were called to Hargate Lane just before 9am, where a large snake was found to be roaming around behind the fire station.
“Two brave officers attended and picked up what they believe to be a non-venomous kingsnake, before taking it to a rescue centre in Gornal, Dudley.
“PC Andy Kitson even stopped for a quick picture with his new friend.”
There have been some reports in our closed ‘Oppo Banter Group’ (can be found via our Facebook page) that the snake had escaped from the kitchen of the adjacent fire station.
Although, this has not yet been confirmed even though our firefighting oppos will literally eat anything.
Many people have been quick to commend the actions of PC Kitson:
However, as you would expect, there is always a killjoy who somehow believes that the ONLY thing that police officers should do, even in between dealing with calls, is to be ‘catching burglars’ as highlighted in this post:
As you can see from the replies above, most people understand that the police are not robots who just mundanely go from location to location without being allowed to do anything other than what some members of the public think they should be doing every minute of every shift.
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