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This sounds bad, but whoever goes to catch it may have to use a live animal to tempt it out into the open..

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The picture doesn't enough for definite identification, but according to a friend of mine who is into snakes it's part of the python/boa family and possibly a Burmese Python. At that size it's not going to be venomous, though.

 

The Burmese Python can grow to an enormous size, it's no unheard of for people to dump the snake when it grows up and gets too big to handle.

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Ermm ... where's loob? ?

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Back from a business trip abroad. Mrs has heard nothing from Police or RSPCA in the meantime.

 

I contacted some national reptile organisation or other (was recommended on another forum) before I went, and their expert thought from the photo that it was a toad (I might not be into reptiles, but I ain't a townie or a millennial, and can bloody well tell the difference between a snake's head and a toad with legs, morons, thanks :roll:). That's the last I heard from them as well.

 

I just gave up after that, we're just avoiding the field in question now, especially as weather is hotting up. Whatever happens is on them, we've done more than our bit. They're the emergency services/specialists/etc. and we've spent at least half a day raising awareness, phoning and emailing here and there. If it's "not their problem", well, sure as f it ain't ours either :mad:

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There's an article in the Star about a dog getting bitten by an adder.

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My 'reptile' friend says the head looks a bit like a slow worm, apparently they can grow quite big.

 

Interesting how non of the organisations you contacted were helpful.

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My 'reptile' friend says the head looks a bit like a slow worm, apparently they can grow quite big.

 

Interesting how non of the organisations you contacted were helpful.

 

Slow worms don't grow that big. I used to help out with rspca reptile call outs but haven't done it for a few years I'm not sure if they just call out third party's out now.

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