Boa Constrictor Dumped In Bedfordshire Park

7 September 2018, 12:28

Boa Constrictor Bedfordshire

The snake was in a sorry state when a member of the public found it in a meadow next to Stockgrove Country Park in Heath and Reach.

A boa constrictor has been found dumped in a park in Bedfordshire.

The snake was in a sorry state when a member of the public found it in a meadow next to Stockgrove Country Park in Heath and Reach.

But after help from the RSPCA and a hot water to warm him up - it's back to good health.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Kate Wright went along to collect it. She said: “This poor snake was extremely cold and when I first saw it I wasn’t sure it was still alive, it was so motionless. But when I placed my hand on it to check, he stuck out his tongue.

“The caller was so helpful and then also got some water for my hot water bottle which I then wrapped in a towel and placed with the snake to warm him up. I am really grateful to the caller for all their help.

“As this snake was so cold I took him to a nearby reptile specialist vet to warm up and monitor. Apart from his body temperature he was otherwise in good health. I suspect given how cold he was it is likely he had been left in the meadow overnight or even longer.

“I suspect sadly that given the location where he was found it’s likely he was abandoned and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to contact the RSPCA inspector appeal line on on 0300 123 8018.”