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Last Updated: Tuesday August 12 2008 15:00 GMT

In pics: Snake found in car boot

This snake gave a car mechanic a shock when it peeped out from under some stuff in a boot he was clearing out.

This snake gave a car mechanic a shock when it peeped out from under some stuff in a boot he was clearing out in a garage in East Lothian, Scotland.

At first he thought it was a rubber toy - but when it slithered back into hiding he realised it was real!

At first he thought it was a rubber toy - but when it slithered back into hiding he realised it was real!

So the garage called out an animal charity to come and collect the animal.

So the garage called out animal charity the Scottish SPCA to come and collect the animal.

It's thought the creature was a rat snake - which is luckily not poisonous!

It's thought the creature was a rat snake - which is luckily not poisonous!