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KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Police say two women opened the trunk of their rental car to retrieve their luggage and were greeted by a snake.
The women drove the rental car from Boston to Kennebunk, Maine, where they discovered the ball python Wednesday night and called police.
The snake was turned over to the Maine Warden Service on Thursday and was being transported to the Center for Wildlife in York.
Ball pythons generally grow to 3 to 5 feet long and aren't considered dangerous. The ball python is a common pet snake, but authorities say it's unclear why the snake was in the vehicle.
Kennebunk Deputy Police Chief Dan Jones tells the Portland Press Herald that the women wanted a new rental car even after the snake was removed.
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