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.READ MORE: Teammates Of Boy Killed In Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy Honor Him With Baseball Memorial
A woman spotted it under her car and called for help.READ MORE: Teen Shot While Riding Bike In Austin
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.MORE NEWS: At Least 13 People Wounded, 1 Killed In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
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