Florida man surprised by snake in car engine

- A Florida man found a very unwanted visitor when he tried to find out why his car wasn't starting.

Ernst Dimanche dropped off his kids at school Friday morning and then went home to do some work on his Cadillac.

When he popped open the hood, Dimanche found a boa constrictor all curled up and sitting on his engine.

He says he has no idea when and how the snake slithered his way into his automobile.

"I don't know how long it's been in my truck.  And I took my kids to school this morning with the snake in my truck," Dimanche said. "Now I'm not getting in that truck."

He tried calling an animal service to come and help, but he says they charged him a hefty fee he couldn't afford.

Thankfully, a neighbor came to the rescue – using a hanger to pry the snake out of his car.

FOX 5 News reporting from Atlanta

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