Truman and Eleanor put their noses to the ground and sniff out slinky creatures that would make most people scream.
The pair of pups are the first members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Detector Dog Team trained to sniff out invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades.
FWC said Truman, a black Lab, and Eleanor, a point setter, go out with their handlers five days a week to try to track down the snakes, which pose a threat to native wildlife.
When either dog catches the scent of a python, they follow that scent until they are within about 3 feet of the snake and then alert their handler. FWC said the dog and handler then back away from the area, clearing the way for the FWC biologist to pinpoint the exact location so they can safely catch and remove the python from the wild.
Truman earned his “good boy” title sniffing out the team’s first python in the wild last week – a hefty 8-foot long male.
Watch video of the dogs in action below: