Snake found in sewerage system
A LARGE snake has been found in a Welsh sewer and experts think it may well have been flushed down a toilet.
The Carolina corn snake has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru after being found by unsuspecting employees at a treatment works.
The snake was spotted by an employee down a chamber in the sewage system.
It is believed the snake, which is not dangerous to humans, entered the sewage system after escaping via a toilet or being flushed down one.
RSPCA inspector Andrew Broadbent managed to retrieve the snake from sewage intake at Caernarfon’s Dwr Cymru Treatment Works.
Fortunately, the snake appeared bright, alert and unharmed by the ordeal – and was kept in RSPCA care overnight before being transferred to specialist facilities.
RSPCA Cymru said the incident acts as “another timely reminder” as to the challenges of caring for exotic animals”.
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