A FEARLESS dad filmed a snake slithering through a children’s play park as he enjoyed a birthday walk with his young family.

Father-of-three Matt Wells and his family found the snake sliding around the park as they took a lockdown stroll.

Taxi driver Matt, 49, said they were alerted to the snake by another woman in the park who was warning people to stay away.

The Argus:

“It was just crawling along in the middle of the park. There was a woman in the park, shouting to people to keep their children away.

“She thought it was an adder but I’ve been told it’s a corn snake. It hissed at one of her dogs.”

An adult corn snake can grow up to 150cm in length.

It is believed the snake could be an escaped pet.

“It’s my birthday and my son is massively into snakes, so he thought it was brilliant. It found a patch of longer grass and started to bury itself.

The Argus:

“I got a stick and we picked it up and put it in the bushes. I thought it was a wild snake rather than an escaped pet.

“My son was so excited. He is eight and loves snakes.

“It’s not every day you see a massive snake in the park.”

The snake, spotted slithering around Adastra Park in Hassocks is still at large.