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Police officers have to go after some slippery characters in their line of work, but none like the slithering suspect nabbed last week.
Galax Police Chief Rick Clark said the department "had numerous calls of a python in and on Clover Street."
Police were dispatched to the area, and Officer Chris Hines was able to wrangle the snake into a bag.
Clark said a member of the police department "is boarding the snake until
someone claims it."
The animal shelter does not house reptiles.