New Delhi: You might be aware that the orange check engine icon on your car’s dashboard is most likely to start blinking when there’s something wrong with the vehicle and we suggest you should never ignore it. And, there could be many reasons if the check engine light turns on in your vehicle, but the thing you would least expect is finding a big snake curled up under the hood.Also Read - NASA to Launch First 'Lucy' Mission to Distant Asteroids on Oct 16 | Details Inside
Yes, you read it right. A 10-foot long python had somehow found its way under the hood of a Ford Mustang car and was found curled up in the car’s engine compartment. This incident has also garnered a lot of reactions over the internet. Also Read - Elon Musk's Space X Crew Shares Incredible Earth Image Shot on iPhone
According to a post on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Facebook page, wildlife officials were called to remove the Burmese python from a car’s engine compartment in Dania Beach, Florida, on Thursday morning. Also Read - Friends, Family Flock to Long Island to Mourn Gabby Petito
The post read, “We received a call about a large python under the hood of a blue Mustang! Our officers quickly responded and safely captured and removed the approximately 10-foot invasive snake. This is a success for native wildlife since pythons prey on native birds, mammals and reptiles. Thanks to the citizen who reported the python to us. We rely on reports from the public to help us quickly respond and remove these species.”
Watch the viral video here:
According to a CNN report, a man named Maor Blumenfeld shot the video of a wildlife officer grabbing the snake behind the head and then muscling it out of the ground, while another bystander tried to help him get the snake into a bag.
Speaking to CNN, a FWC spokeswoman Carli Segelson said that the snake will probably be used as an education and outreach animal.
“Since it is still hot in South Florida, the snake was likely not in the car seeking heat. Burmese pythons are not native to Florida and are considered invasive because they prey on native birds, mammals and even alligators,” said Segelson.