Texas city worker finds giant snake in downtown tunnel

By Daniel Uria
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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.


"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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