Snake, Rattle and Roll
A woman got a big shock as she was preparing dinner in her flat in the Leith area of Scotland. For when she reached into a kitchen drawer, among the cutlery she discovered a 2ft long California Kingsnake. Particularly bad luck as the woman has a fear of snakes. Understandably she asked a friend to help but the snake, which has a rattle on its tail and a non-venomous bite, had quickly moved on. Luckily it was later discovered in a cupboard from where it was rescued by the Scottish SPCA. The SPCA are trying to trace the owner of the snake named Zak, which they believed broke into the woman’s flat by squeezing through the pipework. Fiona Thorburn of the Scottish SPCA said, “Zak is quite large for an escapee and it’s usually smaller snakes that can squeeze through pipework in flats. However, all snakes can be really good escape artists, so there’s every chance Zak has an owner nearby who is looking for him.” Slippery snakes.