Purcell police send trespassing rattlesnake to jail

Posted on: 1:00 pm, September 17, 2013, by , updated on: 02:00pm, September 17, 2013

Courtesy: Purcell Police Department

Courtesy: Purcell Police Department

PURCELL, Okla.- All police officers have stories of a strange arrests.

However, authorities in Purcell say their latest encounter with a trespasser was unlike any other.


Courtesy: Purcell Police Department

Last Friday, the Purcell Police Department posted pictures to Twitter of an officer picking up a rattlesnake from a street corner.

The department warned residents of the creature, telling everyone to watch their step.

We’re told the officers released the beast without pressing charges of trespassing.