Watch a Cop Lose His Shit Trying to Catch a Snake with a Trash Can

Fear knows no bounds. Neither do snakes.

Oct 1 2017, 10:00am

Snakes are fucking scary. They have fangs. They do that spooky thing with their tongues. And some literally produce poison. It doesn't matter who you are, what kind of terrifying things you've seen in your life, or how dangerous your job is—when you find yourself face to angular face with one of those slithering bastards, fear is the only reasonable response.

So it's no surprise that when a campus police officer showed up to save a few poor souls from one of the wriggling beasts at the University of Central Florida (UCF) last week, he completely lost his shit—a scary, albeit entertaining sight that thousands of people have now seen thanks to the wonders of the internet.

In footage the UCF Police Department uploaded to Facebook last Friday, we get a captivating look at the age-old battle of man vs. snake. You have to give the officer props for having the courage to go up against the hellspawn, since this is really animal control's area of expertise.

Armed with a trash can, as well as his nightstick, the cop attempts to corner the snake, but the situation quickly becomes too frightening for him to handle. The video opens with what sounds like an "oh shit!" followed shortly by a "holy shit," a "goddamn it," and a profusion of other expletives rattled off too quickly to decipher. The cop reels in terror as the serpent darts from one side of the room to the other, taking refuge behind a different trash can before finally weaving its way outside—likely, scared itself from all the noise one grown man was making.

It was a close call, but all told, things could've gone worse for the cop. At least he didn't stumble across a dead alligator some students dragged to their dorm room.

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