Unusual record for HCPNR

Whilst non-native species are not of great interest on a Nature Reserve, I think Saturday’s snake is worth a mention. I arrived at the Visitor Centre around lunchtime to be told by a fraught volunteer that a member of the public had reported a Boa Constrictor at the bottom of the car park. I said I’d take a look and subsequently found a large obviously non-native snake curled around one of the bollards. We’re lucky to have RSPCA Mallydams on our doorstep, so after a quick visit for their expert advice I was equipped to catch and transport the said snake and I duly delivered it to Mallydams.
It has been tentatively identified as a Royal Python, but if anyone knows better please leave a comment.
Sadly, the snake was very ill and despite the best ministrations of the excellent staff at Mallydams it did not survive.

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One response to “Unusual record for HCPNR

  1. It sounds like a dumped ‘pet.’ I wish these imports would be stopped as so many animals are being taken from the tropics to feed this ridiculous trade.

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