Wednesday 18 September 2019

Police and residents rescue 6-foot snake from car engine

The reptile had to be removed from under a resident’s vehicle on Thursday.

The snake under the car (East Windsor Police Department, Connecticut)
The snake under the car (East Windsor Police Department, Connecticut)

By Associated Press

Police and bystanders teamed up to rescue a 6-foot-long snake that had wrapped itself around the engine block of a car in Connecticut.

East Windsor police say the reptile had to be removed from a resident’s vehicle on Thursday.

This was the scene on Winton Road a short time ago. A 6-foot long snake 🐍 , possibly a Boa constrictor, slithered under...

Posted by East Windsor Police Department on Thursday, July 4, 2019

Police wrote in a Facebook post that it “was not exactly the call” they were expecting on the July 4 holiday. Later, they said: “This may surprise you but we, the police, are not normally in the business of wrangling snakes.”

The reptile was put in a crate and will be turned over to a nature centre.

Police said the snake might have been a boa constrictor and speculated that it was an escaped pet. They tried calling an animal control officer or another expert, but none were available because of the holiday.

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