By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

WHEATON, Ill. (CBS/AP) — A garter snake or a fox snake being found in a Chicago area forest preserve would not be news – but the snake that was found at a DuPage County preserve was nothing remotely like either.

A ball python, usually found in Africa, made an appearance at Herrick Lake Forest Preserve in Wheaton.

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A woman spotted it under her car and called for help.

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Sgt. Krist Schroeder, an officer with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, grabbed the snake and removed it.

Police reminded people not to release pets into the forest preserves.

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CBS 2 Chicago Staff