Python spotted in Partington

This picture was taken of the python in Partington

This picture was taken of the python in Partington

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RSPCA inspectors got a shock yesterday when they received reports of a slithery new resident near Partington.

A passer-by spotted the python (pictured) in a country lane near before phoning the animal charity.

RSPCA inspector Lisa Lupson was called to the scene at 4.30pm on Tuesday and initially thought it would be a corn snake.


She said: “A member of the public stayed with the snake and it was found in quite a remote place.


“I couldn’t believe it once I realised it was a royal python.

 


“It was really tightly curled up and was quite frightened.”


Lisa checked if the snake, which appeared to be in a good condition, had any injuries before taking it to Crocodile Joes.


She added: “I’m not sure if it escaped or has been dumped but because of the remote location I think it’s probably been dumped.


“It’s the most unusual animal I’ve ever rescued in my eight years of service.”
 

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3:02pm Thu 22 May 14

Diane Robison says...

Glad they caught it before it slithered towards Warburton!
Glad they caught it before it slithered towards Warburton! Diane Robison
  • Score: -7

9:03am Fri 23 May 14

Diane Robison says...

Oh it must have slithered through Warburton then because according to the Warrington Guardian, it was in Lymm.
Oh it must have slithered through Warburton then because according to the Warrington Guardian, it was in Lymm. Diane Robison
  • Score: -10

1:08pm Sun 25 May 14

MouseHouse says...

What half witted fool leaves a python out in the wild? What sort of a cretin does that to any animal?

if you're responsible for this then hand yourself in to the RSPCA or Police and accept the punishment you truly deserve.
What half witted fool leaves a python out in the wild? What sort of a cretin does that to any animal? if you're responsible for this then hand yourself in to the RSPCA or Police and accept the punishment you truly deserve. MouseHouse
  • Score: -4

5:19pm Wed 28 May 14

Altfish says...

It was probably Michael Palin
It was probably Michael Palin Altfish
  • Score: -1

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