Man finds six-foot long snake on hood while driving

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CLEARWATER, Fl. — A man in Florida got a big surprise on his way home from work Monday afternoon.

While stuck in rush-hour traffic, Tim Mokwa noticed a six-foot long black snake suddenly emerge from beneath the hood of his car.

Mokwa immediately pulled into a parking lot, but did not flee his vehicle as many of us would.

Instead, he took photos and a short video of the snake as it slid around on the hood of his sedan.

“I did close my AC vents. I was like, ‘I do not want it to sneak in this car,'” he told CNN affiliate WFLA.

“We used to catch snakes on purpose,” Mokwa told WFLA. “It used to be a contest, who could catch the most snakes in one day when we were kids.”

Mokwa had spent the weekend kayaking in Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

He believes the snake slithered aboard his car sometime during his trip home.

“Snakes come natural in Florida just like rain in the summertime,” Mokwa said. “I’m just glad it wasn’t poisonous.”