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Officers Remove Ten-Foot Python From Ford Mustang Engine Bay: Video

While some folks are perfectly content holding giant snakes and showing them off, many people would rather do just about anything than come within ten feet of one of these reptiles. So we can only imagine how the folks at a Dania Beach, Florida auto repair shop felt when they opened up the hood to access a customer’s Ford Mustang engine bay, and instead of seeing a fake Shelby snake, instead saw the real thing – a 10-foot long Burmese python.

Thankfully, whoever made this startling discover didn’t have a heart attack on the spot, and was able to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission before running next door for help. Luckily, Gerard Doffay, the shop’s next-door neighbor, was able to come on over and help wrangle the giant snake out of the Ford Mustang engine bay. But when they told Doffay there was a snake under the hood, he didn’t quite imagine what he was getting into.

“I thought, ‘OK, I’ll go and help them. I’ll yank it out from under the hood of their car,'” Doffay told WSVN News. “I wasn’t expecting that python underneath the hood of the car. That was at least 20 feet. It was a big snake. That thing had a girth of about 7 inches.” Doffay was exaggerating just a little bit, understandably, as authorities later measured the snake and discovered it was a mere 10 feet long.

Regardless, Doffay jumped right in and helped first responders tackle the reptile. “He grabbed it by the back of the head,” Doffay said. “He started pulling it towards him, and I saw an opportunity to help and get it out from underneath the sway bar, so we grabbed it out. By that time, it was around his hands. I had to help pull his hands out from inside the coils, and we tried putting it in the bag three or four times. Eventually, it took four people.” The team managed to bag the snake and take it away after that scuffle.

Needless to say, after seeing this, we’ll probably be a little more careful opening our hoods for a while. And we’d recommend the same for everyone, especially those that live in reptile-infested Florida.

We’ll have more crazy videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Robert A.

    It would have been much, much cooler if it had been a Cobra!

  2. Raymond Ramirez

    “ was a mere 10 inches long.” I believe that the true length was 10 feet, not inches.

  3. Bryan

    I believe that is the first warranty cost cutting measure enacted under the new CEO’s direction…who the hell wants to do a service or repair on that? That’s some serious Aussie crap right here in the good old USA! OH HELL NO!

  4. Roy Chile’s

    Talk about having a Shelby SuperSnake


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