Snake owners sought by SSPCA

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The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a corn snake hatchling found in a Broughty Ferry garden.

Scotland’s animal welfare charity was contacted by residents of Hill Street who discovered the creature in their grass yesterday (Thursday).

Unfazed, the kind-hearted couple took the cold snake into their home and kept him warm until a Scottish SPCA Animal Rescue Officer arrived.

The four to six week old hatchling is now being cared for at the charity’s Angus, Fife and Tayside Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

Animal Rescue Officer Steph Alexander said: “Thankfully the couple who found this snake weren’t frightened at all and knew they had to help him. As he was really cold, they kept him nice and warm until I got there.

“He’s very friendly and it appears he has already been well handled so it’s likely he has an owner out there who’s missing him.

“Corn snakes are notorious for being great escape artists and one this small could easily have slithered out of a tiny gap in his vivarium.

“Hopefully someone will recognise him and come forward so we can return him home.”

Anyone who recognises this corn snake is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.