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Old 15-02-2020, 04:50 PM
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More than a dozen snakes were found dumped inside a pair of children’s pillowcases around the back of a fire station.

Three large royal pythons and 10 smaller ones were abandoned by the Farringdon Community Fire Station in Sunderland shortly before 6.30pm Thursday evening.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after spotting the pile of discarded bed linen appeared to be wriggling.

Station manager Kev Burns said: ‘We were all very relieved when the RSPCA turned up to collect the snakes, who took them into their care. It is probably one of the strangest incidents we’ve ever had to deal with.’

Animal collection officer David Dawson came to the reptiles’ rescue.

He said: ‘It must have been a very strange discovery for the people who found them. They were abandoned next to a bin around the back of the fire station and left in extremely cold conditions.

‘Reptiles like snakes are completely dependent on their owners who need to provide them with the correct environment, including heating and lighting, so abandoning them like this leaves them very vulnerable.’

He added: ‘It’s quite unusual for someone to have this many pythons and to abandon them in what appears to be a child’s pillowcase.’

One of the snakes has since died. The others are being cared for at a vets in Darlington before being transferred to a specialist reptile facility.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: ‘Snakes aren’t able to produce their own body heat so they rely on their environment to maintain their body temperature.

‘As royal pythons originate from West Africa and are not native to this country they would require a heated environment with the correct temperature range for the species in order to stay healthy and carry out normal behaviour.

‘If snakes become too cold they may not be unable to feed or move normally, and their immune system will not work properly to fight disease, meaning the animal can become very ill.

‘Reptiles often end up in RSPCA care after people realise they’re not easy to look after, or once the novelty wears off.
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Poor snakes, some nice looking morphs too
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Looks like some pastels, lessers and spider -

Maybe someone in the area needs to contact the RSPCA and offer a re-homing option.
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Old 15-02-2020, 05:58 PM
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Why didn’t they at least leave them inside a pet store or a flamin vets


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How cruel poor things.
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Old 15-02-2020, 11:08 PM
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Read about this yesterday! What’s wrong with people. If you don’t want them atleast take them to a rescue centre..

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Oh no, that's so awful who could even think of doing that to any animal? The mind boggles!
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Old 17-02-2020, 11:08 AM
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‘Reptiles often end up in RSPCA care after people realise they’re not easy to look after, or once the novelty wears off.
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Much like puppies or kittens at Christmas, but they wouldn't want to say that would they, any operatunity to put down keeping reptiles and they take it
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The talk on some of the FB groups that this could have been a steal to order kinda thing as from the images they do not look like neos.

Either way they have been dumped and left to die. Luckily someone found them.
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Old 17-02-2020, 06:53 PM
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Even more have been found!


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Holy , this time the corns and carpet were put inside the bin!
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