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No stranger to snakes having grown up in Florida catching the slithering serpents as a child, Tim Mokwa was no less surprised to see a snake crawl from under his car’s hood while he was parked at a shopping center. But when he realized this particular breed of snake was not native to his Pinellas, Florida, Mokwa concluded that his new serpentine friend must have stowed away in his engine block while Mokwa was on a kayaking trip in Weeki Wachee the weekend before. Maybe he just wanted to see the sights?