Edward Mercer, a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission non-native Wildlife Technician, holds a North African Python throughout a press convention within the Florida Everglades concerning the non-native species on Jan. 29, 2015 in Miami.(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images)

Police in Darmstadt within the western German state of Hesse made an uncommon discovery earlier than taking a 19-year-old man into custody Tuesday night. A child king python had been hiding within the man’s trousers.

In an announcement, police mentioned they have been referred to as to the scene of an altercation between two males shortly earlier than 11 p.m. native time (2200 UTC).

After detaining one of many males for drunken and aggressive conduct, officers say they observed a “considerable bulge” in his trousers.

The man then “shocked” these current by pulling out a 35-centimeter king python. The snake was promptly faraway from the scene and the person delivered to a police cell to sober up.

It is unclear why the younger man was transporting the reptile in such a delicate space or whom it belonged to. Police mentioned the snake might belong to one of many man’s kinfolk.

They have additionally been attempting to confirm whether or not the person’s distinctive transporting technique contravened German animal welfare legal guidelines.

This article initially appeared on DW.com. Its content material was created individually to USA TODAY.

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