10-foot python found under hood of Mustang in Broward County

Invasive species preys on native birds, mammals, reptiles
10-foot python was found under a car hood in Dania Beach, Fla.
Posted at 6:30 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 11:51:13-04

DANIA BEACH, Fla. — A driver in Broward County experienced a slithery surprise after popping the hood of their car -- a 10-foot python!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Conservation Commission tweeted Thursday that it happened in Dania Beach.

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FWC said they received a call about a large python under the hood of a Mustang.

"Our officers responded and safely captured and removed the approximately 10-foot invasive snake," the tweet said.

Officials said the invasive pythons prey on native birds, mammals and reptiles.

If you see a Burmese python or other invasive species, report it to the FWC exotic species hotline at 888-Ive-Got1 or online at