When San Francisco Police Department officers were called to the so-called Design District Tuesday night, the crime they were responding to wasn't one of fashion...unless you have an objection to snakeskin.

CBS5 reports that officers were called to DeHaro and Berry Streets on reports of a giant snake slithering in the street.

When they arrived, they found a sizable reptile doing its snaky thing, and stood watch over it until officers from San Francisco Animal Care and Control arrived to corral the beast.

CBS5 reports that police believe the snake might have escaped from its guardian at a nearby homeless encampment. A call to ACC for more details on the snake, including what his or her fate will be, had not been returned at publication time.