1. FBI - Searches for, but cannot locate the snake.  After the snake is caught by local police, the
FBI forms a Snake Task Force of 150 agents, sets up a command center, holds a press
conference, and takes credit for capturing the snake.
Upon taking credit, the impressive command post is packed up and the FBI task force return to
their office to await another large event to take credit for...  In the mean time, FBI management
requests 4,000 more agents to combat snake activity associated with terrorism.
2. US Secret Service - Forms a protective ring of agents around the snake and escorts it to a safe
3. ATF - Sends SRT team to arrest the snake.  They expend all of their ammo, then burn the forest
down, killing the snake, and everything else in the forest.
At a Congressional inquiry, they make a presentation of why additional funding            is required to
properly train agents to battle the threat of snakes.  The only questions asked by ATF
management after the operation is whether or not there was a proper operational plan in place, if
the plan was followed, and who can take the fall for anything that went wrong.
4. TSA - Abiding by a Congressional ruling to prevent "profiling" venomous snakes, the TSA
makes random inspections.  Venomous snakes are regularly allowed to pass while TSA officials
strip search a family of squirrels.
5. IRS-CID - Performs an in-depth investigation of the snake and writes a 100-page summary of
why the snake should not be prosecuted.  The investigation is closed and all agents are out of the
office by 4:30pm.
6. ICE - After obtaining permission
from the BPA, CBP, FBI, FPS, IRS, FINCEN, DEA, ATF, FAMS, FEMA, and the Girl Scouts of America,
they mail the snake a notice to appear on a specified date for a status hearing.  The snake never
responds and is promptly forgotten.
7. DEA - Initiates a Title 3 and an MLAT investigation on the snake's cell phone after discovering
that the above-listed agencies have begun an investigation on the snake.  DEA spends $3 million
to discover the snake is not Colombian...
8. U.S. Attorney's Office - Declines prosecution out of "professional courtesy."
9. USBP (Border Patrol) - Captures the snake.  Their inability to communicate with the snake
results in a recruitment drive for snake handlers.  They take the snake back to the border (for the
40th time).
10. US Forest Service - They have meeting after meeting.  Management wrings their hands and
decide to deny any existence of the snake on public lands. All agents are ordered to Washington
to prevent any sighting of the snake.  All agents are ordered to refer to the snakes as "legal
11. Local Sheriff's Office -
Shoots the snake after accidentally driving over it several times.  The Deputy then puts the snake
in a city Police Officer's car while it is parked outside the nearest Starbucks.

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An Analysis of US Law Enforcement Agencies
Upon Encountering a "Venomous Snake" Within Their Jurisdiction