Get involved: Send your news, views, pictures and video by texting SUPIC to 80360 or email us.
Fire crews catch escaped snake
8:10am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
A slithery exotic pet escaped during a late night feed and hid in guttering above its owner’s home.
Firefighters had to be called to help rescue the 1.5 metres long corn snake from the flats in Albert Road, Bexhill, just before 1.45am on Monday.
The pet made a break for it while its owner was giving it a late night feed, escaping through an open top-floor window and into guttering.
Firefighters spent about an hour at the scene attempting to find the snake.
Once they tracked it down using chimney rods and a mirror, crews recovered it with a ladder and a pillow case.
Station commander Paul Way said: “Initial location of the snake was problematical as it had taken refuge in guttering at high level and likely curled into a ball due to the comparatively cold weather – compared to its tank.
“Fire crews improvised using chimney rods and a mirror to locate the reptile which was then safely recovered via the 12-metre ladder using a pillow case.
“Although not dangerous the corn snake could easily have caused alarm to members of the public.”
- Travel Watch Live
- Jury in rent boy murder case retires for third day
- Special report: Will your MP take an 11% pay rise?
- Jury continues deliberations in rent boy 'murder'
- Wife of jailed Brighton marine ‘overwhelmed’ by support
Comments are closed on this article.