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4:03 PM Tue, Nov. 13th

Maine driver calls on police to get coiled snake from car

After spotting a snake coiled in his car door, a man told Auburn police he was afraid of snakes and would rather burn his car than touch the garter snake. Officer Travis Barnies removed it and set it free. (Auburn Maine Police Department photo)

After spotting a snake coiled in his car door, a man told Auburn police he was afraid of snakes and would rather burn his car than touch the garter snake. Officer Travis Barnies removed it and set it free. (Auburn Maine Police Department photo)

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(Auburn Maine Police Department photo)

The unidentified driver called the Auburn police Tuesday, telling a dispatcher that he was afraid of snakes and would rather burn his car than touch the garter snake that was coiled in his car door.

The police, who noted the unusual nature of the call in a Facebook post, sent Officer Travis Barnies to assist the driver.

Barnies removed the snake, then got a selfie with it before releasing the foot-long snake into the wild unharmed.