Illustration for article titled UK Woman Finds Boa Constrictor After Buying Used Volkswagen

There is an old adage that applies to buying things, especially used cars and that is, "Buyer Beware." I never thought that would mean, "Buyer Beware Of Fucking Snakes!" One UK woman just got a crash course in the updated mantra after she bought a used VW.


Charlie Wise purchased a pre-owned VW Golf for £200 pounds (aprox. $332). When she went to clean out the trunk she found a 3-foot boa constrictor. At first she thought it was a toy, but when the snake flicked its tongue, she did what most of us would do...she slammed the trunk and ran away. Charlie then called a friend of hers, who we can only assume is some sort of snake-whisperer, who wrapped the snake up in a towel and took the creature to a reptile rescue center.


Mrs. Wise immediately contacted the previous owner who said he had lost the snake when he was moving it to a friends house. The owner claimed that the boa was in a cage, but somehow escaped.

"I checked everywhere. I had ripped that car to pieces," he said. "I thought it must have got out. I wouldn't leave it."

Now I don't know what I would rather encounter after purchasing a used car, a giant snake or a phone full of kiddie porn...I think I'll take the snake.


(Photo Credit: AP)

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