Police and residents rescue 6-foot snake from car engine
The reptile had to be removed from under a resident’s vehicle on Thursday.
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.