Corn snakeRSPCA Cymru has rescued a corn snake in the Neath area – after it had hitched a lift in a van!

The snake, which is orange in colour, was found inside a van on 8 March. The vehicle had been dropped off at a scrap yard on Neath Abbey Road in the town.

Animal collection officer Ellie West rescued the snake, which is now based in a boarding establishment.

The van had come from the Bridge Street area of Neath.

RSPCA Cymru is now appealing for information – seeking to decipher if anyone knows where the snake may have come from, or who the owner is. Most corn snakes available for sale in the UK are bred in captivity. They, however, have very complex and specialist needs. More information on a corn snake’s requirements is available from the RSPCA.

Ellie West, RSPCA animal collection officer, said:

“With the van destined for scrap, it’s a relief someone found this corn snake, who is fine and well.

“This orange snake was found in a van which had come from the Bridge Street area of the town, with the scrap yard based on Neath Abbey Road. It seems the snake had been in the van for some while.

“If anyone knows where this snake may have come from, or possibly knows who the owner may be, we’d urge them to contact our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

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