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Officers confronted by a snake discover it's just a garden ornament

Rattled officers ended up feeling slightly red-faced when they were involved in a tense stand-off with a snake - that turned out to be a garden ornament.

Credit: Met Police

The Metropolitan Police officers kept their distance from the two-foot long garden ornament fearing it was a dangerous reptile.

It wasn't moving but they can stay still for a long time. We didn't want to move in too close in case we disturbed it.

– Met Police officer

A resident in the flats in Sutton, south west London eventually confirmed it was just a garden ornament.

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