According to the post, an officer was called to respond after a python was "dropped in a toll collector's basket".
"As Trooper Steven Vallejo responded to the call, he tried to remember our snake handling portion of our academy training. Luckily, by the time he arrived, he remembered--we don't have a snake handling portion of academy training," says the post, shared on January 13.
Turns out the python was actually found by a maintenance worker in a broken aquarium on the side of the road. Trooper Vallejo used his expandable baton and leather gloves to rescue the reptile. The python was later sent to a pet care shop to be looked after.
Since being shared, the post has collected over 3,200 reactions and more than 600 shares.
"Another reason I could not be a police officer! Well done Trooper! You are certainly quite brave," says one Facebook user. "Job well done. But better him then me," says another. Click for more trending news