Treacle comes unstuck in escape bid
A stray snake has been found slithering on the landing of a block of flats.
The two-foot long Mexican black kingsnake was discovered by a woman in a block of flats in Canmore Road in Glenrothes, Fife, on Monday.
The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of the serpent, which has been named Treacle.
Animal rescue officer Kieran Smart said: "The lady who found Treacle was rather brave and managed to contain him in a pillowcase until I arrived.
"Although Treacle was flicking his tail and letting us know he wasn't best pleased that we'd put an end to his adventure, he soon settled down after a short ride to our centre in the back of my van. He actually seems to be a fairly docile chap who is in good overall health.
"Treacle may have found his way into this lady's flat by travelling along pipework within the wall cavity, so we think it's possible his owner lives within the building.
"However, it's a very large building with lots of flats inside so we're asking this person to contact us to reclaim their lost pet."
Treacle is being cared for at the animal welfare charity's Edinburgh and Lothians animal rescue and rehoming Centre at Balerno.