Exotic snake rescued by vets in Redbourn
PUBLISHED: 16:08 11 January 2017
An exotic snake was rescued by vets after it was found on the loose.
The non-venomous snake, which had a small abrasion on its tail and was suffering from the cold, was saved by Chris McDonald, a vet at Nine Lives Vets in High Street, Redbourn,
A member of the public had called the practice after spotting the snake in bushes beside electrical boxes on Lybury Lane, near the convenience store, on January 4.
Chris said: “It was in pretty good condition. We did a couple of quick health checks.
“It’s quite a young snake. It was easy to pick up. During cold weather their metabolism drops quite a bit, so it was inactive.
“We always take precautions when approaching snakes. We transported it back in a pillow case and warmed it up slowly to get it back to optimal body temperature, and gave it water and food.”
The practice is not releasing an image or a more detailed description of the snake, to prevent it being claimed by wrongful owners.
Chris: “We are waiting for anyone to say they have lost a snake and can describe the species.”