Rental Car Snake Reunited With Owner

A snake that had been found in the glove compartment of a returned rental car has been returned to its owner, according to Fox News.

The snake’s owners, Richard Houston and Roseanne Burks, had initially lost the snake when they went to a video rental store. When they left to go inside the store, Sammy, as the snake is affectionately called, was resting comfortably in the car. But when they came back to the car, he was gone.

They searched under the seats, in the trunk, and everywhere else, but could not find Sammy and assumed that he had been stolen.

Another customer then rented the car and drove around with the snake curled up in the glove compartment. After it was returned a second time a Budget Rental employee opened the glove compartment during routine cleaning and was startled to see the four-foot red-tailed boa staring him straight in the eyes, says Fox News.

Animal Control was called and actually had to tear apart the dashboard to remove it.

Owners Richard and Roseanne then saw the report on Fox news and knew right away that the snake was their Sammy and called Animal Control to reclaim the pet.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

 
 

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Another Ridiculous “Used Fleet Vehicle” Scandal

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

Will IoT Herald a New Era in Fleet Efficiency?

With the ELD rule finally in effect, small fleet operators need to hunt for new efficiencies. In transportation logistics, Internet of Things (IoT) systems could have similar lasting impacts as telematics.

Will Cars Become Transportation Appliances?

The cars are still the stars, but this year’s L.A. Auto Show revealed an auto industry at a crossroads.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.

>