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Baby snake gets a dusting down
17th September 2020

By Karen Pickwick



A tiny baby grass snake has been ‘dusted off’ and released back into the wild after being found covered in lead at a factory in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire.

The six-inch long snake was spotted on the production line floor covered in the orange powder, which is used on site.

“The snake looked like it had been in a bag of Cheetos,” said RSPCA inspector Lucy Green, who is one of the charity’s specialist exotics officers.

Lucy attended and took the snake to a specialist vets, where they cleaned the powder off and checked the snake over.