COCHRANE, Alberta — Police in Canada were called about an animal emergency — a purported python slithering around a gas station convenience store.
However, when authorities arrived, it turned out that the ravenous reptile was a harmless garter snake, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on social media.
“That, obviously, is something we don’t go to very often,” Cpl. Tammy Keibel, a department spokesperson, told Global News. “Animal calls are part of it, but it might be loose horses, cows on the highway, maybe a loose dog.”
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