FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Forget horsepower – a car owner found a different kind of beast when he looked under the hood.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission tweeted out that it was a 10-foot Burmese python curled up on the engine of a blue Mustang in Dania Beach. FWC sent officers to remove the snake, no word on what they did with it.

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Burmese pythons are an invasive species in and around the Everglades.  Scientists say they have eliminated 99-percent of the native mammals in the Everglades, decimating food sources for native predators such as panthers and alligators. Native populations of bobcats, opossums, raccoons, foxes, and rabbits have been devastated.

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