Snake found wrapped around boiler
AN exotic snake has been found wrapped around a boiler in a Swansea home.
David Dawes, from Bonymaen, discovered the serpent – thought to be a Taiwan beauty rat snake – in his airing cupboard on Tuesday.
“At about half past nine I heard a movement upstairs”, he said. “I was concerned that it might have been a rat.
“When I opened the airing cupboard, I instead found what turned out to be a Taiwan beauty rat snake.
“My initial reaction was mostly one of confusion, but I gently closed the door again before calling animal welfare experts.
“Their initial advice was to close the door and leave it be – if it had found its way in, it would probably find its way out.
“Following a second call, I donned my thickest flannel shirt and a pair of gardening gloves, and went in to say hello.
“Unfortunately, my new friend was awake by now, and didn’t appreciate being grabbed – but he quickly settled into a lock top box which I took downstairs. After an uneasy night, I took him to World of Aquatics, and very kindly took him in.”