Police corral python that attacked dog

Police in Mishicot say they’ve captured a python that attacked a poodle.

Deputies were called to an apartment in Mishicot on June 27 by tenants who said the ball python bit the dog’s ear and coiled around it. A tenant threw the snake out the window and deputies couldn’t find it.

Police said in a news release Friday that officers were dispatched Thursday for a snake on a person’s patio in the same area where the python vanished. Officers found the snake hiding behind a plastic container. Wildlife of Wisconsin, a nonprofit wildlife organization, captured it.

Police said the snake’s owners have received citations for obstruction due to misleading officers during the initial investigation. The release didn’t elaborate. A message left at the department Saturday wasn’t immediately returned.