The mechanics at the Honda Showroom in Haldwani were in for a shock when they opened the bonnet of a car to find a 9-feet-long python inside.
The car had broken down in Bhimtal and the Honda workers had brought the car to the showroom for repair.
The python was later rescued by the forest officials and released in jungle.
The mechanics said that the snake entered the car through the broken chassis.
The team had to remove the whole bonnet cover to get the snake out.