In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, an albino boa constrictor got into a Ford Focus.
On Tuesday morning in South Carolina, an 8-foot white boa constrictor was found wrapped around the engine of a car at a showroom.
Russell Cavender, who is known as “The Snake Chaser,” wrote on Facebook that the non-native snake was found curled up under the hood of a 2015 Ford Focus at Beach Automotive in Myrtle Beach.
“Under the hood of cars, I’ve found a lot of things,” Cavender wrote. “Possums, Squirell rats, and several snakes, but never an 8-foot white boa constrictor. A pretty interesting morning, I’d say!”
WPDE-TV said that Cavender was called to help the workers when they opened the hood and saw the snake while working on the car for a clutch shutter and recall.
“When I opened the hood, I saw this big thing on it, and I didn’t even know what it was,” Beach Automotive worker Tony Galli told the outlet. “I thought it was an oil-absorbing sock. I told him, “No, that’s a snake.” When I poked it, it moved, and I thought, “That thing is alive.”
Boa constrictors are not poisonous, but their bites are very strong and can cause injuries.
Since boas are not native to South Carolina, Cavender thinks the snake is someone’s pet. He said the snake looked thin and had lines on its body, which showed that it had not been cared for well.
WMBF reported that “The Snake Chaser” said he would take care of the boa until its owner came forward. If no one claims the boa, he will give it to a breeder.