An officer from the Upper Macungie Township (PA)  Police Department fatally shot a snake that wrapped itself around a 28-year-old Pennsylvania man's neck Wednesday. The man was taken to the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest.

Officer were called to the home over a medical crisis, Fox 29 reports.

When officers arrived they found a 28-year-old man lying on the floor with the mid-section of a snake wrapped around his neck, according to police.

An officer managed to shoot the 15-foot-long snake in the head and pull the man to safety, police said.