Man Finds 4-Foot Snake Under Hood of Car He has no idea how it got there By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted Sep 14, 2010 11:08 AM CDT 4 comments Comments A boa constrictor is seen in this file photo. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – How's this for car troubles: A Massachusetts man found a four-foot-long boa constrictor curled around the engine of his car. Neighbors reported seeing the snake under a car yesterday afternoon, My Fox Boston explains. When police investigated, they found the snake clutching the engine for warmth; it took 30 minutes to get it to let go. There's still no word on where the snake came from.