On Thursday morning, Fort Myers firefighters helped a motorist with an unexpected reptilian stowaway who turned out to be someone’s escaped pet.
While returning to their fire station from a medical call, the crew of a Fort Myers Fire Department engine was flagged down by a motorist for help. A ball python was found inside the engine compartment of their truck.
A ball python found inside a truck’s engine compartment, Thursday, December 29, 2022. Credit: Fort Myers Fire Department
The firefighters removed the snake and informed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. FWC says the ball python is an escaped pet and that attempts are being made to find its owner.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.