Have you lost a snake? - Family find reptile inside car they bought in Sheffield whilst driving down motorway

The snake inside the car. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter
The snake inside the car. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter
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Have you lost a 5ft snake? And did you trade your car in at a Sheffield dealership?

Well one couple had to pull up on the side of the M5 after they found the reptile slithering around in the car.

The family became aware something was wrong when their pet dog, who was in the back of the vehicle, became 'distressed', police said.

When the couple investigated, they saw the snake had wrapped itself around one of the dog's legs.

They later continued their journey home with the snake still inside the car after attempts to recover it failed.

Central Motorway Police Group said one of its patrols came across the couple on the hard shoulder of the M5 in Worcestershire, between junctions seven and eight, at about 21:00pm on Thursday night.

The traffic cops live tweeted the unusual incident. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter

The traffic cops live tweeted the unusual incident. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter

Police said the couple were on the way home after buying the car in Sheffield. They did not know how the snake got there.

A reptile company was called and, using pictures taken by officers, identified the reptile as a harmless corn snake.

But it crawled into the structure of the car and they were unable to find it.

In the end the couple decided to continue their journey with the intention of looking for the snake properly when they got home.

The snake slithers out under the seat where the police get a snap. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter

The snake slithers out under the seat where the police get a snap. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter

Could this be your snake? Contact 0114 252 1309.

The traffic cops live tweeted the unusual incident. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter

The traffic cops live tweeted the unusual incident. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter

The traffic cops live tweeted the unusual incident. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter

The traffic cops live tweeted the unusual incident. Picture: Central Motorway Police Group Twitter