Snake found in Newington Green bin
A rogue snake hiding in a bin gave someone a nasty shock when they tried to throw their rubbish away.
The two and a half foot serpent was curled up in a recepticle on the Mayville Estate, Newington Green, so the stunned resident called the animal welfare team.
No one claimed the red and brown reptile, a docile corn snake, so it was rehoused.
It’s one of a number of unusual animals dealt with by council officers since they took on responsibility for escaped animals in Islington.
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A parrot and two chinchillas were also rescued, along with 165 stray dogs - 76 of which were claimed and 73 found new homes.
Councillor Paul Smith, Islington Council’s executive member for environment, said: “Usually reports of stray animals are dogs and cats, but occasionally it is something a bit more exotic, and our animal welfare team are just as happy dealing with snakes as well.”
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A second animal welfare officer has been hired to keep on top of Islington’s missing menagerie.
To report an abandoned animal call 0207 527 3222 or email email@example.com.