Driver left in shock after finding large python curled up in his car engine

A driver was shocked after he pulled up at a petrol station and found a 5ft long python under the bonnet.

Somchai Boonme, 30, lifted up the bonnet of his black Chevrolet Aveo to change the water when he noticed the reptile curled up next to the air filter.

The driver called the emergency services who arrived to remove the snake from the car engine while it was parked up in Samut Songkhram, Thailand, on February 10.

Somchai said: ''I had been driving around without knowing there was a snake in the car engine. I'm glad it has been captured now.'