Thursday 20 September 2018

This snake escaped from a box of cornflakes and slithered into a dishwasher

Much to the shock of a man who was just trying to get his breakfast.

Snake slithered into dishwasher in family home (RSPCA)
Snake slithered into dishwasher in family home (RSPCA)

By Nicola Irwin, Press Association

A snake slithered out of a box of cornflakes and into a man’s dishwasher as he sat down for breakfast.

The 3ft-long corn snake had been curled up in the box of cereal when the man went to get a bowl of cereal on Saturday morning.

The RSPCA, which was called to move the animal, think the snake is a lost pet and is trying to find the owner.

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Snake slithered into dishwasher in family home (RSPCA)

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Katie Hetherington attended the address in Mona Road, Sheffield.

She said: “The poor chap was absolutely terrified – I think it was the last thing he expected to find in his kitchen.”

The snake was unharmed and has been taken into specialist care.

It has been identified as a corn snake – a species native to North America.

RSPCA senior scientific officer in wildlife, Nicola White, said: “Corn snakes are one of the most commonly-kept exotic pets – and they are particularly good at escaping.”

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