Sunday 25 February 2018

Second snake discovered in lane

A 6ft royal python was found by the side of the road in Guisborough
A 6ft royal python was found by the side of the road in Guisborough

An 8ft-long python has been discovered at the side of a road, in the same area where one was found yesterday.

The snake, a Burmese python, was spotted by a member of the public in the middle of Wilton Lane, Guisborough, at 6.20pm this evening. Police were called and the snake was collected by vets.

This is the second snake found in the area in two days, after a 6ft royal python was discovered at 3.30pm yesterday on the same road. Officers believe the snakes may have been abandoned by their owner.

Cleveland Police warned those living in the area to be vigilant: " While there is no information to suggest there are any more snakes loose in the area, if any are found, they should not be disturbed and people and other animals should keep a safe distance.

"Over the weekend, walkers on Wilton Lane should take a common-sense approach and parents with children should be vigilant."

Burmese pythons are native to South East Asia while royal pythons originate from Africa. Both are generally docile in disposition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Press Association

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