Rattlesnake and radioactive uranium found during Oklahoma traffic stop

Police began the process of impounding the SUV- when they noticed a terrarium in the backseat that contained a Timber Rattlesnake

Police began the process of impounding the SUV- when they noticed a terrarium in the backseat that contained a Timber Rattlesnake

Rivera was charged with possession of firearm after a prior felony conviction.

Mr Jennings was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, transporting an open container of liquor, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, and failure to carry a security verification form, ABC reported.

When police in Oklahoma pulled over a man during a traffic stop, officers likely couldn't have imagined what they would find.

The man was immediately placed under arrest after police learned that the vehicle had been stolen.

Then, police said, the officers found that the auto had been reported stolen and began to dig a little deeper.

"So now he's got a rattlesnake, a stolen vehicle, firearm, and somebody under arrest", Guthrie Police Sergeant Anthony Gibbs told local broadcaster KFOR-TV.

And their discoveries: one bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey and one rattlesnake. After allegedly joking that he planned to use the uranium to "make a mega-snake", driver Stephen Jennings reportedly explained the material was used with his Geiger counter in order to test radioactivity in metal sold to scrapyards.

- Oklahoma police say they found an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey, a rattlesnake and a container of radioactive uranium powder, among other things, when they pulled over a pair of suspects in a stolen vehicle.

It was unclear how the uranium was obtained, but police said it wasn't anything to worry about.

"The uranium is the wild card in that situation", Gibbs said.

"It happens to be rattlesnake season at the time, so he can be in possession of this rattlesnake because he has a valid lifetime hunting and fishing licence", Gibbs said.