ORANGE PARK, Fla. (May 31, 2006) — Manager Chris Enlow of Sun Tire Services Inc. sure was surprised this morning while replacing a worn-out boat trailer tire for a customer.
While demounting the tire he found a dead 2-foot-long, half-inch-thick garter snake inside.
Mr. Enlow said finding a screwdriver inside a tire is a pretty common occurrence, but he has never come across a snake, even though they are common to the area.
“I left him in the tire to show the owner,” said Mr. Enlow, who plans to dispose of the snake later.
Sun Tire, based in Jacksonville, Fla., operates 10 locations in the Jacksonville and Tallahassee area. Dick Erickson is the dealership's owner.