Six-foot-long boa constrictor found dumped in Surrey park

Boa constrictor
Image caption The female boa constrictor appeared to be suffering from the cold when she was found

A six-foot-long boa constrictor has been dumped by a Surrey park, a council has said.

The snake was found in a car park at Ottershaw Memorial Fields, in Runnymede, on Friday and removed when it was found not to be venomous.

Dave Stedman, from Runnymede Borough Council, said: "The snake appeared to be suffering from the cold.

"She was taken to a reptile shop in Ashford where she was warmed up, fed and is recovering well."

He added: "This is one of the more unusual things that our staff have found while carrying out their duties."

A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said if anyone discovered an unusual species of snake they should contact them immediately.

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