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After car stalls, driver finds giant snake under the hood
Yahoo News-Sideshow ^ | 7/11/14 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 07/16/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT by Kartographer

A woman in Santa Fe, New Mexico, had just left her home early Thursday morning when her car suddenly stalled. A good Samaritan pulled over to help, but when he opened the hood of the car he didn’t find a dead battery. Instead, he found a very much living 9-foot, 20-pound python..

“It was looking right at me. It flicked its little tongue, and I kind of freaked out a little bit,” Jackson Ault said of the discovery.

So Ault and the woman, who wasn't identified, called the local police to help. The first officer on the scene wasn’t anymore interested in dealing with the snake (believed to be a Burmese python) than Ault.

But then police Lt. Louis Carlos showed up and the story suddenly became much less frightening and far more adorable.

“Cool, I want to hold it!” Carlos told local affiliate KOAT about his reaction to seeing the snake. “It was easy for me to just go in there, pick her up and hold onto her and let her feel the warmth of my hands and my body.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: newmexico
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Soothing the snake? Guess he never heard the story of the snake and the frog.
1 posted on 07/16/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

9 feet and only 20 pounds? Bony snake.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 12:35:00 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

New Mexico PING!


3 posted on 07/16/2014 12:35:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Pearls Before Swine
9 feet and only 20 pounds? Bony snake.

...and likely a very hungry snake.

4 posted on 07/16/2014 12:36:52 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Kartographer

Serpentine belt?


5 posted on 07/16/2014 12:36:58 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Cobra PING


6 posted on 07/16/2014 12:37:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Salamander

Good for Lt. Carlos. He understands it’s better to embrace our new masters than reject them. ;^)


7 posted on 07/16/2014 12:38:12 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Kartographer

Lessee... If I stopped to help, opened the hood and saw that, and was carrying...


8 posted on 07/16/2014 12:38:46 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer
“It was easy for me to just go in there, pick her up and hold onto her and let her feel the warmth of my hands and my body.”

Bet he says that to all the girls.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 12:40:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Kartographer

How does a car stall and the snake is in one piece?


10 posted on 07/16/2014 12:43:33 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (The last suit you wear has no pockets!)
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To: a fool in paradise; JRandomFreeper; Lazamataz
"Can a woman's beauty be changed to a thing of TERROR?"

Easily done just marry one and see how quick it happens! ;-)
11 posted on 07/16/2014 12:44:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: a fool in paradise

The Cobra. The deadliest snake on the planet. Except for maybe a Viper. Personally I would like to own either one.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 12:54:56 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: US_MilitaryRules; Borax Queen; Salamander
How does a car stall and the snake is in one piece?

Snakes are tricksy, they are.

13 posted on 07/16/2014 12:57:06 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: certrtwngnut
Well, there's always the Garter.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 12:57:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

Darn, I was working myself into a really good bad mood and then I had to see that pic.

Drool, envy.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows

Giant snake ping!!


16 posted on 07/16/2014 1:17:14 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: TigersEye

If it was a dog the cops would have shot it.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 1:18:41 PM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Every time you vote for a democrat, you put another nail in the coffin of the USA.....)
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To: Kartographer

Crikey - can’t Chrysler get anything right?!? How many of these went out like this? 3? 4 million cars? ; D


18 posted on 07/16/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kartographer

“Shoot it Lizbeth, shoot it.” :-)


19 posted on 07/16/2014 1:21:04 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kartographer; TigersEye; Salamander

20 posted on 07/16/2014 1:21:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Morgana

21 posted on 07/16/2014 1:22:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I think she’s gaining the upper hand there! ;-)


22 posted on 07/16/2014 1:23:59 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

And had scarring on its tail.

Probably not doing well on her own with those cool nights.

:-\


23 posted on 07/16/2014 1:27:36 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: CrazyIvan

24 posted on 07/16/2014 1:28:42 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: TigersEye

We’ll eat him last.

:)


25 posted on 07/16/2014 1:29:10 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

Never let it be said that reptilians are not just! ;^P


26 posted on 07/16/2014 1:32:49 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Morgana

Have you seen this?

http://www.people.com/article/boa-constrictor-loose-lake-Hopatcong-new-jersey

We of the snake world are laughing our asses off.

No way it’s 20 feet long.

[and even 15 is a real stretch]


27 posted on 07/16/2014 1:33:17 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: TigersEye

Just...practical.

;D


28 posted on 07/16/2014 1:35:20 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

It looks like that car runs on renewable energy. Dogs and cats. And some smaller humans. lol


29 posted on 07/16/2014 1:35:21 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

It’s the perfect answer to NY’s rat problem.

No need to plug it in...just park it overnight and wait...


30 posted on 07/16/2014 1:38:35 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: null and void

Sneaky, even.


31 posted on 07/16/2014 1:40:24 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

Probably not the best vehicle for a chicken farmer.


32 posted on 07/16/2014 1:42:00 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Da Coyote; a fool in paradise

In the ‘70s one of my coworkers was hitchhiking on an onramp of the 91 freeway. A guy in a Cobra stopped and gave him a lift. The driver punched it and my friend was pinned to the seat like a rocket sled. He nearly wet his pants. Said it scared him so much he didn’t enjoy the ride at all.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 1:42:17 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Kartographer
Maybe it was a windshield viper that got lost:


34 posted on 07/16/2014 1:44:31 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: TigersEye

The human is drunk, and the snake is taking her home.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 1:48:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TigersEye

Nope.


36 posted on 07/16/2014 2:00:43 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: TigersEye

The snake’s name is Twinkie.

:)


37 posted on 07/16/2014 2:01:50 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: PLMerite

LMAO


38 posted on 07/16/2014 2:02:33 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

https://www.facebook.com/worldslargesttwinkie


39 posted on 07/16/2014 2:05:17 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: a fool in paradise

ITS SNAKES!!!! UNDER THE HOOD........


40 posted on 07/16/2014 2:22:38 PM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: Salamander

But of course you’re on a first name basis with that snek. LOL


41 posted on 07/16/2014 3:04:27 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Salamander
Pic is not opening with my demon possessed droid.
42 posted on 07/16/2014 6:26:45 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Still the most testosterone drenched car ever. All I ever wanted in life was one of those, a Vincent, and a P-51. (my needs are simple)


43 posted on 07/16/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: CrazyIvan
Serpentine belt?

Kudos

44 posted on 07/16/2014 6:34:25 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Salamander

Something tells me your graphic is not the same snake in the story. Maybe something in your car?


45 posted on 07/16/2014 6:36:47 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

The snake ate the hamsters in those round cages that drive the engine.


46 posted on 07/16/2014 6:37:41 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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47 posted on 07/16/2014 7:15:24 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: CrazyIvan

http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/You+re+a+genius+.+..+I+would+never+notice+that+serpentine_7fab5c_4438854.jpg


48 posted on 07/16/2014 7:24:04 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Starstruck

I’m pretty sure rabid squirrels are powering my cars.


49 posted on 07/16/2014 7:25:17 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: Salamander

Does he have a creamy filling?


50 posted on 07/16/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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