Snake in at­tic a bit draught

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A WOMAN called in an­i­mal res­cue of­fi­cers af­ter find­ing a 5ft snake in her at­tic – only to find it was a draught ex­cluder.

An­i­mal res­cue of­fi­cer Karen Hogg ar­rived at the rented home in Aberdeen, to find the lady “very dis­tressed”.

It turned out to be a large green and black snake-shaped draught ex­cluder with a red felt tongue.

Of­fi­cer Hogg said: “The poor lady was still shaken.

“I’d brought gloves and a pil­low case to en­able us to han­dle and con­tain the snake safely, but as soon as we spot­ted it we re­alised the equip­ment wouldn’t be nec­es­sary.

“This call-out re­ally made us smile.”

The draught ex­cluder – named Sid – is now at the Scot­tish SPCA’S Aberdeen An­i­mal Res­cue and Re­hom­ing Cen­tre.

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