Stowaway snake found on Coast Guard helicopter in Florida

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Feb. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Coast Guard personnel in Florida discovered a slithering stowaway coiled around a helicopter wheel -- a snake.

Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater posted a photo to Facebook showing the snake clinging to the mechanism over a chopper's rear wheel.


"This unexpected stowaway was found napping on a Jayhawk tailwheel," the post said. "He reluctantly departed the scene when confronted."

Coast Guard personnel identified the serpent as a 2-foot corn snake, a non-venomous species native to Florida.

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