"Just drops it right in the front," Bjugan told KPTV. "Yuck."
In the video, Bjugan says the suspected serpent smuggler can then be seen "trying to act like there's not a snake in his pants." Unfortunately for him, investigators found his performance less than convincing.
After local news stations aired images of the thief, detectives were able to identify a suspect who is expected to return the kidnapped constrictor soon. Police have made no arrests, but Bjugan thinks the unnamed python plunderer may have gotten off easy.
"He's lucky it wasn't feeding day," said Bjugan. "Feeding days are on Mondays. And they're very hungry."