Florida man finds python under the hood of his SUV

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Florida Man Finds Python Under the Hood of His SUV


This snake is either a budding mechanic or getting some much-needed R&R.

A 3-foot ball python crawled into the engine of an SUV in West Palm Beach, Florida. But then, the car overheated, causing the owner to open the hood; that's where he found the slithery intruder. He called the police, who called in a snake wrangler.

"Kind of tapped its tail a little bit to get it to move, and then it crawled back up into the engine compartment," said Mark McCarthy, the snake wrangler.

"McCarthy was able to bring the snake back to his wildlife sanctuary where he'll have plenty of company," the WPTV reporter said.

And the SUV owner may not have known, but the ball python is the most popular pet python. He could have taken him home.

Guess he wasn't a snake person. So, as WPTV reports, the snake was rescued. And the driver of the SUV had a fun story to tell everyone at work.

Check out more adventurous snakes that hang out wherever they want:

8 PHOTOS
Snakes where they aren't supposed to be
See Gallery
Florida man finds python under the hood of his SUV
A snake decided to watch some of the tournament from the fairway on the 7th hole during the second round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Climbing snake (Photo by Luca Manieri, Getty Images)
A snake named "Pepper" drapes the arm of Meredith Rowe, left, as she takes a photograph of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, second from right, and her sons Matthew Beaton, 6, right, and Edward Beaton, 8, during a visit by the governor to the are where a day earlier a massive fire burn a large portion of the Seaside Park boardwalk, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Seaside Park, N.J. The fire, which apparently started in an ice cream shop and spread several blocks, hit the recently repaired boardwalk, which was damaged last year by Superstorm Sandy. There were no reports of any injuries. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
In this photo taken Thursday May 23, 2013, an albino python slithers out of its cage at the feet of visitors at the home in Soweto, South Africa, of Lindiwe Mngomezulu, and her daughter Nolwandle Duma, unseen. Tourists have long flocked to the home-turned-museum of former President Nelson Mandela on Vilakazi Street, a lively strip of restaurants, curio sellers and street performers in the South African township of Soweto. Now the area has a growing attraction: big snakes, and lots of them. For a small fee the mother and daughter team show off their collection of snakes that they collect and for a small fee visitors are welcomed to view and interact with them. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
TAIYUAN, CHINA - AUGUST 06: (CHINA OUT) A model with tattoo poses with a python around her neck during 2015 China (Taiyuan) International Automobile Exhibition on August 6, 2015 in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China. 2015 China (Taiyuan) International Automobile Exhibition held from August 6-9. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
In this Sept. 11, 2012, photo, Hailey Fink gets acquainted with a corn snake in the first grade classroom of Dawn Slinger in Farmington, Minn. Experts say many children who have mastered video games before entering first grade have never even had a starter pet. Maryland-based Pets in the Classroom project is offering grants to help teachers pay for pets, cages, tanks and supplies of food. It issued its 10,000th grant this summer. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
ANDREWS, SC - OCTOBER 09: A snake floats along the flood water being fed from the breached dams upstream as the water continues to reach areas in the eastern part of the state on October 9, 2015 in Andrews, South Carolina. The state of South Carolina experienced record rainfall amounts causing severe flooding and officials expect the damage from the flooding waters to be in the billions of dollars. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION


More from AOL.com:
Donald Trump named least-desired celebrity neighbor of 2015
Are you ready for the biggest online dating day of the year?
Columnist proposes disgusting way to score free drinks at a bar
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners