Joliet Man Finds Python Underneath Hood

Snake escaped from neighbor's home

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    Joliet Police Department
    Joliet police officer Michael Reilly holds the snake he helped uncoil from a truck engine.

    A Joliet man was more than a little shocked by what he found underneath his truck hook Thursday.

    A six-and-a-half-foot ball python was hanging out under the hood, coiled around the carburetor, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The snake, which was not poisonous, apparently escaped from a neighbor's house a couple of weeks ago.

    A Joliet police officer says he believes the snake crawled into the engine to get close to the heat.