VIDEO: FL Detective Captures 9-Foot Anaconda with Stick, Bare Hands

A Florida detective responded to an unusual call last Wednesday, but it was one that she apparently knew how to handle.

Detective Shaw, of the Leon County Sheriff's Office, skillfully wrangled up a 9-foot-long yellow anaconda from a grassy area near a roadway in Tallahassee.

Officials say Shaw had experience handling exotic snakes, so she was the right person for the call.

Shaw used a thick tree branch and one bare hand to drag the serpent from a bed of leaves in a storm ditch, and slowly maneuvered it into a duffel bag, NBCMiami reports.