Man finds python wrapped around SUV's engine

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A Wisconsin driver was having car trouble when he pulled over to find a surprise.

Chris Nguyen opened the hood of his mother's SUV.

Inside. he found a 4-foot-long ball python!

Nguyen called police and they helped him try to set it free for nearly three hours.

The actual owner of the snake says it was missing for more than a month.

But, it's illegal to have such a snake in Wisconsin, so the owner was fined $313.

Police say they'll dismiss the ticket if the owner pays for the SUV's engine damage.