Woman finds 3-foot-long boa constrictor in used car trunk

"We wouldn't have sold it if we thought it was in there," said one of the former co-owners of the car.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   Aug. 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Charlie Wise was cleaning out the trunk of the second-hand car she has just bought when she found a 8-foot-long boa constrictor flicking its tongue.

"I bought a car, come home to clean it out to find a huge live snake in the boot," 23-year-old Wise told the Daily Mirror. "It's huge and scary. We screamed and slammed the boot."

Wise's friend came and wrapped the snake in a towel and took it to an animal rescue center. She called Christopher Morrison, the man who sold her the car, to tell him about the incident. He said the snake was actually his pet and he lost it while trying to transport to a friend's house in a cage.

"I checked everywhere. I had ripped that car to pieces. I thought it must have got out. I wouldn't leave it," said Morrison.

"We wouldn't have sold it if we thought it was in there," said Morrison's girlfriend and the car's former co-owner Sammi Larkins.

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