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Snake Hitches A Ride With Colorado Parks And Wildlife Workers

LINCOLN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) -- Some Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers had an unexpected hitchhiker over the weekend. Two aquatic technicians were driving back from doing some water sampling in Lincoln County when a North American Racer popped out from under the hood.

CPW Snake Hitches Ride 1 (CPW SE Region tweet)
North American Racer (credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

They were able to pull the snake out, but not without a bit of a fight. He bit one officer on their gloved hand. Thankfully it's not venomous.

"Techs Melanie Ballew and Destiny Beltran will be returning it to Karval to be released," CPW tweeted Tuesday morning.

Later in the day, CPW shared video of them releasing the snake.

"It was not happy with its CPW drivers, apparently, judging by its parting shot. Wait for it," officials tweeted.

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