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Snake rescued on Aylesbury allotments

Snake rescued on Aylesbury allotments

Published by Dan Gooding at 9:08am 20th May 2019. (Updated at 9:13am 20th May 2019)

A snake has had to be rescued in Aylesbury after getting tangled up in plastic.

It got caught in netting on Watermead Allotments yesterday and had to be taken to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

Michael Morland was one of those who found the grass snake:

"Although a few of us tried to restrain the snake and cut it free it was too tangled up so we contacted Tiggywinkles Animal Hospital who were really happy to help.

"After a nervous drive to Haddenham the staff at Tiggywinkles were quick to take care of it and place it in a secure plastic box.

"Staff confirmed that it was a grass snake, which was a huge relief, as we were slightly unsure on whether it was an Adder!"

Watermead snake
The snake was caught up in plastic netting

He said that, although he and partner Gary did google snakes before handling it, they obviously aren't snake experts!

Michael added:

"Staff also commented that it's quite rare for them to receive rescued wild snakes so it's quite exciting when one comes in, the receptionist booking the snake in also said it was quite decent size too.

"Tiggywinkles are providing the snake with fluids and treatment and will carefully remove the plastic which had got caught on the snakes scales, they initially think the snake will remain at the centre for about a week, and then all being well it will be released back into the wild."

Watermead snake
The snake is now in the care of Tiggywinkles in Haddenham
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