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Texas city worker finds giant snake in downtown tunnel

By Daniel Uria

June 14 (UPI) -- A brave city worker in Texas found and helped capture a massive snake while working in a tunnel.

The San Antonio Transportation and Capital Improvements Department shared a photo Tuesday on Facebook of Alfred De Hoyos hoisting the large reptile in the air after he came across the snake while cleaning tunnels downtown.

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"What do you think, San Antonio's new mascot?" the department joked.

The large snake stretched about the length of De Hoyos' body as he held it up with a pole.

The department said snakes occasionally turn up trapped inside trash rakes, cables and wiring, float sensors and its facilities, but they typically allow them to move out on their own.

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