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Snakes alive!! You certainly don't expect that on a jog in the Peak District!! LOL.
It makes you wonder what else has been released into the wild ... black cats anyone ?
She was a brave lady to catch a snake that size,how cruel for someone to dump it.Ann
I hope they can find the person who did it ... and prosecute them.
Yikes! I would have run for the hills.
I would have been in front of you ...
Poor snake! Boas need to be kept warm - and it just goes to show how resilient they are that it had found a rabbit hole to snug up in. I wonder if there was a rabbit in the hole to begin with? Still, it wouldn't have lasted out a winter - so it was just as well it was found. I see they say it was "covered in mites" - some horrid owner either couldn't be bothered with the treatment or couldn't afford the treatment for it and quite obviously dumped it. I like the "safety advice" of "throw a stone at it". LOL Sounds a bit medieval, but it would work!
I agree, I thought the safety advice was a bit weird. I wonder what sort of person would dump a snake in the countryside. It is wrong on so many levels isn't it ?
Throw a stone at it is also a trick for if you come across a rattlesnake while walking the hills or byways.
Our snakes are on the small side ~ the only poisionous one we have is the adder and that is more likely to slink away than attack. It's only two or three feet long too.