Police officers were forced to use unusual methods to handle a prisoner at the Young Police Station recently.
The perpetrator was reportedly mad as a cut snake – because it was one.
A small baby brown snake managed to find its way into trouble, but wary officers had the situation under control.
The offender was escorted out of the dock and gently given a “move along direction” from the police station.
It is an offence to kill brown snakes and police used a shovel to move it on.