5-foot gopher snake rescued from truck engine in Phoenix

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(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
(Source: Arizona Humane Society) (Source: Arizona Humane Society)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Crews from the Arizona Humane Society rescued a slippery stowaway from a tight situation.

A 5-and-a-half-foot-long gopher snake had gotten stuck in the engine of a Toyota truck that was parked near a mountainside home in Phoenix.

The snake had crawled deep into the engine and was apparently stuck.

It took Emergency Animal Medical Technicians more than an hour of careful maneuvering and special snake handling before the reptile was safely removed.

The snake was not injured.

Rescuers drove the snake past city limits and released it back into the desert and its natural habitat.

The Arizona Humane Society’s EAMTs typically rescue sick and injured stray dogs and cats but are also specially trained to assist in saving wildlife.

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