New Mexico driver finds large boa constrictor wrapped around truck engine

SANTA FE, N.M. - (CNN/KOAT) A New Mexico woman was terrified when she found a 20-pound, 6-foot-long boa constrictor in her pickup truck's engine compartment Thursday morning.

The woman told animal control authorities she pulled over to the side of the road because she was having engine trouble.

When she opened the hood, she found the snake wrapped around her engine.

Nobody knows how long the snake was there.

Police were called to the scene and an officer was able to take the snake off the engine, animal control was later called and took the reptile.  

Officers believe the snake is someone's pet and are looking for the owner.

The snake suffered minor injuries during the ordeal, but will be OK.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource