It’s not quite at the ‘Snakes on a Plane’ level, but SeaTac Police / King County Sheriff’s Office are reporting – in the most punny way possible – about a recent encounter with a snake in SeaTac:

What do you get when you cross a snake and a plane? A Boeing constrictor of course!

What do you call a snake that bakes? A pie-thon.

Speaking of pythons, stand by for a cavalcade of puns as we share this wacky story with you. A story some of you may find hissssterical, while others may get rattled and recoil.

On Sept. 17, 2020 at approximately 9:23 p.m., our 9-1-1 communications center received an unusual call from a citizen reporting they found a large snake in a parking lot in the 3200 block of S. 192 Street in the city of SeaTac (map below), a King County Sheriff’s Office contract city. The snake was described as “possibly poisonous” and our very brave caller had put a plastic cover over it to contain it until help could arrive.

A SeaTac deputy was dispatched to the scene and informed the snake he would have to come back to the police station. Thankfully, the snake didn’t throw a “hissy fit” and went peacefully. Once the deputy arrived at SeaTac PD, another deputy immediately recognized it as a Ball Python.

The deputy didn’t want to leave the python alone all night in the cop shop, so he gave the snake a goodbye ‘hiss’ and took him, or her, to an after-hours rescue shelter. What a fine civil serpent this deputy is.

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office