Snake found in sew­er­age sys­tem

Western Mail - - NEWS -

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”.

> The corn snake

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