Santa Fe woman finds python in truck's engine

Posted at: 07/10/2014 12:27 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

Photo: Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society

Are you missing your pet snake? The Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society says a woman found a 20-pound, 6-foot-long python in her pickup on Thursday morning.

The woman told an Animal Services supervisor she had to pull over while driving because her pickup truck was having engine trouble. She opened the hood to discover the snake wrapped inside the engine.

Animal Services believes the snake got into the pickup near Zia and Camino Carlos Rey. They do not know how long it was inside the engine.

The snake suffered minor injuries but is doing fine.

If the snake belongs to you, please call the shelter at (505)-983-4309 ext. 606.