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Monday, August 1, 2011 - 1:46pm

Family shocked by stowaway snake.

A Tennessee family received an unwelcome visit from an unlikely creature while out for a drive.

Rachel and Tony Fisher were driving last week when a snake emerged from under the hood of their SUV and started climbing all over the front of the vehicle.

Rachel said she was behind the wheel when her husband Tony grabbed his camera phone and began taking pictures.

"The next thing I know the thing's snaking up through the hood of our car, and it just came straight up out the left side," Tony said.

The Fisher's vehicle had been parked in a wooded area the evening before, which is when they believe the snake curled up in the engine.

When it got hot the next day, it was looking to escape.

For the next few minutes, the Fishers drove down the expressway trying to decide what to do.

Then, apparently, the snake decided to make a move.

"We were moving," Rachel said. "There was nothing to grab on to so it tried to crawl down the side of my door and fell off."
 

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