Mechanics in South Carolina were surprised to find an 8-foot boa constrictor hiding in a car's engine. With specialist help, they safely removed the snake, highlighting the unexpected situations mechanics can encounter.
Eight-Foot-Long Boa Constrictor Pulled From Under Car Bonnet
Given the things that people keep in their automobiles, mechanics must come across all kinds of odd objects while maintaining and servicing vehicles.
However, while working on a car on September 26, staff at Beach Automotive in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, received a very strange surprise.
A long object being taken out of the car's hood is visible in a video that has been released online.
Moreover, the fan belt is not the cause.
It turned out that the engine block of the car would be the ideal hiding place for an 8-foot-long boa constrictor.
The unfortunate men who discovered the enormous reptile were mechanics Matt Trudeau and Tony Galli, who immediately enlisted the assistance of specialist Russell Cavender, well known as "The Snake Chaser."
The snake coiled up inside the 2015 Ford Focus, probably for warmth, as seen in the video shows Cavdender methodically removing it.
In a Facebook Post, he said: "I have found many many things underneath the hood of cars. Possums, Squirrels rats, and several snakes, but never an 8-foot albino boa constrictor."
He told WPDE: "Well, I am glad I had a mechanic there, because he did have to take a few parts out so I could get him out, and he came out a lot easier than I thought he would because this is pure muscle.”
"If he wanted to wedge himself in a certain part of that engine, it would have taken a long time. A lot of coaxing.”
“I’ve never seen anything albino before. This is the first albino snake I have crossed. It’s obviously non-native, but it was cool."
Boa constrictors are not venomous, and only those who are big are dangerous to humans, despite the fact that they may bite painfully when threatened.
The Common Boa, sometimes known as the Boa Constrictors, is a native of South America. The snakes, which are ambush predators, will wait in a hidden location for an unfortunate mammal or bird to approach too closely.
Boa constrictors are commonly bred for their vast range of patterns, including this albino snake, despite not being native to the United States. They are also highly popular as pets.
Sadly, this can occasionally lead to their release into the wild. They can be dangerous to the native fauna there, and they frequently find their way inside people's cars as they search for a warm, private place to shelter.
It's understandable why people in the comments were scared by the snake in the car.
One person replied: "Hell no!!! Sell the dang car!"
Another said: "So where did the snake come from????? YIKES."
A third replied: "Y'all can keep the car."
It might get worse. In Australia, spiders have been known to lurk under automobile door handles.