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Omro Police find snake under SUV hood

Posted: 8:55 PM, Aug 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 03:47:03Z
Omro Police find snake under SUV hood
Omro Police find snake under SUV hood
Omro Police find snake under SUV hood
Omro Police find snake under SUV hood

UPDATE: The snake is illegal to own in Omro. Someone whom police believe may own the snake has been fined 313 dollars. Officers say that person can't bring the python back to the city.

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The Omro Police Department had a very unique experience Wednesday evening.  

Officers say while on duty, just before 7:00 p.m. they were called to help a driver. The driver told police she pulled over because her SUV was running strangely. Police say when they opened the hood; they were stunned to find a large snake in the engine compartment!

According to officers, the snake has been identified as a Ball Python.

In the post on Facebook, photos show Officer Peeters from Omro and Lt. Sauriol from Winneconne attempting to get the snake out. They say Lt. Sauriol had a good grasp on it, but the snake was incredibly strong.

Officers say Winnebago County Dispatch was able to reach someone in Menasha who specializes in snakes and that person was able to free it. 

The SUV had to be towed.

Read the Facebook post here