Viral video shows UCF police officer battling sneaky snake

A fearful police officer at the University of Central Florida was caught on video battling a snake with a trash can after the sneaky reptile crawled into a campus building.

The video, which has gone viral, shows the officer trying to catch the slithering reptile after a woman with an umbrella shooed it toward him.

Carl Metzger, deputy chief at the UCF Police Department, said the video was “humorous,” but the incident earlier this month was likely a result of ophidiophobia — the fear of snakes.

“We all laughed,” Metzger said. “It is obvious that this particular officer is uncomfortable with snakes.

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