Snake escape: Two-metre-long beast discovered in Stepney street
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A two-metre-long snake took pedestrians by surprise when it was found in the street yesterday.
The milk snake weighing in at one and a half kilograms was found at about 9.55am after pedestrians flagged down officers patrolling Stepney Way, Stepney.
In a video clip shared on social media a policeman wearing gloves can be seen pulling the beast out from behind a wall before placing it in a crate.
Tower Hamlets police tweeted the black, red and yellow striped reptile was in a good condition and appeared well looked after.
Officers tweeted: “Quick reactions and intervention ensured the snake was caught safely.”
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The slithery creature, which is usually active at night, likes to blend in with ground litter and is not venomous, was found on World Snake Day, a bid by conservationists to end the bad rap the animals get.
The owner of the milk snake – now being looked after by a pet shop – should call 101 and quote CAD 2356/16JUL18.
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