One Osoyoos-based rattlesnake has some expensive taste.
The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. Support Centre Helpline was called in about a snake spotted inside the Vancouver Ferrari dealership last Thursday.
A northern pacific rattlesnake managed to hitch a ride to the Lower Mainland in a Ferrari from the South Okanagan, slithering out after the car was delivered inside the dealership.
In a Facebook post, the Wildlife Rescue said that they dispatched a rescue and transport volunteer who safely brought the snake to the Dewdney Animal Hospital Ltd. in Maple Ridge for an assessment.
"Dr. Adrian Walton and his team discovered the snake had been microchipped for a research survey which means they know exactly where to take this snake home," they said.
The rattlesnake, now named Enzo, was sporting a green line on his tail, showcasing that he is part of a snake survey in the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre near Osoyoos.
The BC Reptiles and Amphibians website states the Northern Pacific rattlesnake is “distinguished from all other B.C. snakes by 3 features; a rattle on the end of its tail, a very distinct neck, and a broad, triangular head.”
They’re a quiet and non-aggressive snake but are the only truly venomous species in the province.
The Dewdney Animal Hospital created a video to share the unique journey of Enzo.
"I've done a lot of things like marmots hitching rides and cars and stuff like that, but I've never done a snake before," the volunteer shared in the video.
With the help of local authorities, Enzo will soon be back home to the Nk’Mip Desert, but in a much-less sporty ride.