A Cardiff taxi driver had an unexpected passenger on board – after discovering an orange corn snake under the bonnet of a taxi.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted after the shock discovery was made in the Grangetown area of the city last Friday (11 October).

The animal welfare charity attended, and was able to reach the snake – which was found just beneath the bonnet of the vehicle on Stockland Street.

Fortunately, despite being a little underweight and cold, the snake … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise – after responding to a call about a snake in Pencoed; only to arrive to find an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

RSPCA attended the Penybont Road property after concerns that a non-native species of snake was in the garden, where the animal had been confined by a concerned resident.

However, the animal was actually an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar!

The caterpillars retract their head and inflate the front of their body if they feel under threat … Continue reading…

A Llandudno resident had a s-s-s-s-urprise – after a stray, five-foot royal python paid him a visit as he painted a garden fence.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after the snake was discovered at the Cwm Place property on Tuesday (May 7).

The snake – who appears in good health, with no visible injuries – was confined, and safely collected by the RSPCA soon afterwards and is now in the care of a specialist centre.

An appeal has now been launched … Continue reading…

An Ebbw Vale resident found an unexpected visitor at their home – after making the shock discovery of a three-foot snake in a kitchen gas meter.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the reptile – a kingsnake – was found in the gas meter of a flat on Mill Terrace in Cwm on Monday (4 June).

An animal collection officer attended the property to rescue the snake, who has now been transferred to a specialist centre in the West Midlands  - … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a reminder about the challenges involved in looking after exotic pets, after the animal welfare charity rescued a snake that a member of the public found in Pontyclun.

The Honduran milk snake – who has been nicknamed Carlos – was found on a driveway on 13 March. The snake was then transferred to a local veterinary practice by the helpful member of the public.

Anyone with information as to why the snake was found alone in Continue reading…