Snake that slithered inside a car found dead

3:55 PM, Aug 29, 2012   |    comments
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A sad update to this story-- the tiny corn snake was found dead inside the car.  You'll hear from the man who got the scare of his life on Live at Five @4.

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The day after a snake inside a car created a little chaos on the side of I-40 in Knoxville, there's still no sign of the slithering serpent.

After efforts to remove the snake were unsuccessful on the side of the interstate, the car was towed to West Side Honda.  The car was left parked outside overnight, and Wednesday morning, workers started pulling the car apart, looking for the snake.  There's a chance the snake escaped on its own after the excitement died down.

The car's owner took a picture of the snake peeking out of his dashboard Tuesday night, and shared that photo with 10News.

Ken Schwall will have more tonight on 10News at 6 on the efforts to find the snake.

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A man driving along I-40 West Tuesday had an exotic animal stuck inside his car.

The driver saw a snake pop his head out of his AC vent and pulled over to the side of the road to call for assistance.

Animal control located the snake inside his dashboard, but could not remove it.

The officer on the scene said he has seen this before, but not while working as a state trooper.

"Six years on the highway patrol, this is the first one. But as a sheriff's deputy, I dealt with this quite a bit, but yes this is the first snake call in a vehicle I've answered as a trooper," said THP Trooper John Carr.

Because the snake could not be removed on the scene, the driver asked for his car to be towed away to a safer location where they could take the dashboard apart and remove the snake.

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