A commuter on her option to work had a shock when she found a stray corn snake on a pavement near a railway station.
The lady picked up the snake in a takeaway meals tub with air holes earlier than taking it again to her place of business “for security” till the RSPCA arrived.
The bizarre discovery occurred on 24 February near Swansea train station.
The RSPCA mentioned the escapee is probably going a pet and is asking for the proprietor to come back ahead.
The animal charity advises anybody who finds a non-native snake to maintain a protected distance, monitor it and name the charity’s helpline.
‘A little bit of a shock’
RSPCA Cymru officer Ellie West mentioned: “The child snake was confined in a plastic takeaway meals tub with air holes on it after which positioned that field inside a Greggs ‘candy treats’ cardboard field and she or he had the snake on her desk till I used to be capable of attend.
“I think about it will have been a little bit of a shock if one in every of her colleagues had thought they might take a sneaky ‘candy deal with’ however as a substitute found this little soul all curled up inside.
“Fortunately, the little snake had already been the discuss of the workplace that morning and everybody was very keen on them and have been happy it was going to a spot of security.”
The snake was taken to a reptile specialist for boarding whereas enquiries have been made.
“The snake was found near pupil lodging so there’s an opportunity this slithery one made an escape and somebody could genuinely be lacking it,” Ms West added.
“We might like to reunite this snake together with his or her proprietor.”
Corn snakes can develop to round 150cm lengthy, however their chunk is not venomous.
Most of the snakes the RSPCA known as to gather are regarded as escaped pets.
The RSPCA recommends snake house owners put money into an enclosure appropriate for the actual species and that the enclosure is saved safe, and locked if needed, when unattended.
It advises that house owners ought to totally analysis the wants of a specific species and solely maintain a snake if they’re positive they’ll present for its wants.