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Car Owner Checks Fluids, Finds High Levels of Snake

And police sound a little too cheeky about having to retrieve the boa constrictor
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2018 8:33 AM CDT
Not what you want to find under your hood.   (Stoughton Police Department)
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(Newser) – There are days when all the stoplights turn green, and then there are the days where you go to jumpstart your car and hear an ominous rattle: An unidentified resident of Stoughton, Mass., was having the latter sort of day when they went to check their fluids and found a boa constrictor already on the job. Police were called, reports Fox News, and responded with no shortage of pluck, which they documented on Facebook: "Brave officers, without having ever gone to snake charming school, head off to capture this fire breathing dragon," while their supervisor "was hiding as far as he possibly could from this incredibly dangerous mission." The animal was captured "without any harm to the animal, the officers, or the caller," and is now at Animal Control, where "it will be properly cared for." (Read more boa constrictor stories.)

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