Python owner promises woman truck repairs

Python owner apologizes to woman who found snake
Python owner apologizes to woman who found snake

SANTA FE (KRQE) – The 7-foot snake that almost gave a woman a heart attack after it decided to camp out in her pickup truck was reunited with its owner Tuesday.

Tuesday the woman found out the python had slithered from her neighbor’s house.

And that neighbor made her a promise Tuesday.

Dusty Webb reunited with Eve in Santa Fe.

Last week the seven-foot, 20-pound Burmese python slithered through a makeshift roof on her cage out of Webb’s garage and into the engine compartment of a woman’s pickup truck a few houses down.

“Even throughout the day I felt like am I dreaming, is this real, was there really a snake in my truck?” Stephanie Ellis said.

Ellis made it down the block when her truck died.

Jackson Ault, a passerby, stopped to help popped the hood and there she was.

Webb was none-the wiser, working when someone told him to check the news.

“I went oh no that’s her, so first thing I did in the morning is I called animal control I called these folks and said that’s my snake,” Webb said.

Webb works with snakes on movie and TV sets, like Breaking Bad and A Million Ways To Die in the West.

He’s got a house-full of reptiles at home.

“I love snakes, I love catching them and stuff,” said Webb.

Webb had just showed us how eve escaped when the neighbor that found her showed up.

“It gets under your skin and you wonder is there more snakes around?” Ellis said.

And even though there are Ellis is glad to meet Webb.

“It will never ever happen again, and I’m so sorry, like I said I’ll pay any damages,” Webb promised Ellis.

He agreed to pay the more than $500 bill for the damage Eve did to Ellis’ truck.

He also promised to fix the cage.

Meanwhile Eve is back home with Adam her python companion. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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