Sticky situation

Snake stuck on glue trap © RSPCA

A corn snake had a lucky escape after getting stuck to an adhesive trap in a London home.

The snake - which didn't belong to the homeowner and is thought to have escaped from a vivarium nearby - had slithered onto the glue board, set in the kitchen of a South Norwood home to catch a mouse, and got stuck fast.

Our Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Rosie Leach attended on October 26 and took the snake to Putney Animal Hospital where he was carefully freed.

ACO Leach said:

We have serious concerns about the use of these traps as they can cause a great deal of suffering to the animals who get caught in them - who are basically left to die a slow, lingering death.

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