A lady woke from a nap to discover a 3ft-long snake making an attempt to enter her residence via her bed room window.
The startled lady ran out of the bed room, shutting the door behind her, and referred to as the RSPCA.
“It’s not every day you get woken up by a snake trying to get into your bedroom through a window – the woman was terribly shocked”, stated RSPCA officer Enola Evans, who was tasked with eradicating the reptile.
When she went to search out the snake, there was initially no signal of it.
The resident on the Hereford Walk property gave the RSPCA officer permission to look the bed room in case the snake had made its means inside and hidden someplace heat.
But once more, after a radical search of attainable hiding locations, the creature was “nowhere to be found”.
“As the window had been open for so long, it was getting quite chilly in there, so I decided to shut it. That’s when I spotted something moving,” continued Ms Evans.
“It was the snake, coiled around the window’s rim. He had been very well-hidden, so I was really pleased to find him.”
The incident occurred on 8 October and the reptile was discovered to be a corn snake, a non-venomous breed that’s typically stored as a pet.
The snake was moved right into a service and brought to a facility to be cared for till he could possibly be reunited along with his proprietor or put up for adoption.
“Snakes are excellent escape artists and will take the opportunity of a gap in an enclosure door, or a loose-fitting lid to make a break for it”, stated RSPCA scientific officer Evie Button.
The RSPCA obtained 1,219 experiences about pet snakes in want of assist, together with many strays, final yr.
A excessive variety of calls got here in throughout the summer time months as snakes turn into extra lively throughout sizzling climate.
Snake house owners have been urged to be vigilant, put money into an enclosure appropriate for the species and guarantee it’s stored safe – and locked if obligatory – when unattended.