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10th December 2020

By Karen Pickwick



A Leeds man was awakened in the early hours by an unusual sound in his bedroom…

Using a phone as a torch, he scanned the room – only to see a four foot snake climbing up the bedside table.

He managed to contain the reptile in a breathable cover before RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate arrived to collect it.

Dave said: “Coming face to face with a snake is not what anyone expects to wake up to in the middle of the night and it must have been quite a fright!

“However, corn snakes aren’t venomous and would only be expected to bite if they felt threatened.
Luckily, the caller got in touch with the RSPCA and we were able to take the corn snake to a reptile specialist. At the moment, it isn’t clear where the snake has come from so if no owner comes forward the reptile will be rehomed.”