A mysterious smell in a family saloon car led mechanics to a grisly find – a dead snake behind the instrument panel.
Staff at Murketts Garage in Histon Road, Cambridge, said they spent about three hours exploring a Vauxhall Astra before locating a 3ft python.
“It’s a bit of a mystery how it got there,” said a garage spokesman. “The man who brought the car said he didn’t have a pet snake.
“We couldn’t understand how it got there and hoped it wasn’t a joke.”
The garage had dealt with mysteries like this before but nothing quite so exotic.
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