A member of the public walked into an Abertillery pet shop and handed over a bag, claiming it contained a dead cat – only for the shopkeeper to find a corn snake inside, who was very much alive. 

RSPCA Cymru has launched an appeal for information in the hope of tracing the individual who dumped the snake on Wednesday (15 July) at the Pawfection Pet Shop on Somerset Street.

The orange and brown snake was inside the tied bag, inside … Continue reading…

Allotment holders in Newport had an unexpected visitor – after an escaped six-foot, red-tailed boa constrictor turned up at the site!

The snake was found by a member of the public on the allotments near Malpas Road in the city on June 14.

Fortunately, the snake was soon easily caught and transported to a nearby Police station, before coming into the care of the RSPCA.

The boa has now been transferred to a specialist facility in the West Midlands for … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a stray corn snake found in Brynmawr.

Officers from the animal welfare charity were contacted after the snake was found by a member of the public on Somerset Street in the South Wales town, last Tuesday (2 June).

Reports to the RSPCA suggest the loose snake had a near-miss incident with a motorcycle, but fortunately has no injuries. RSPCA Cymru now hopes an owner of the snake can be found and has … Continue reading…

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…