This Sneaky Snake Tried Pulling a Fast One on Chicago-Area Cops Twitter: Park Forest Police
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PARK FOREST, Ill. (AP) ? How do you handcuff a snake?

Police in Park Forest, a Chicago suburb, spent 30 minutes removing a snake from the engine of a patrol car Wednesday night.

Chief Chris Mannino and another officer stopped their car when they spotted the 3-foot-long (0.9 meter) snake in the road. But the slippery serpent didn?t surrender; it escaped under the car and into the engine area.

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Mannino says he finally was able to grab the snake behind its head and safely remove it. After police posted photos on Twitter, readers recognized it as a snake that?s native to northern Illinois.

The snake wasn?t in custody for long. Police released it in a nearby forest.

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