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Big corn snake loose in West Lothian

Corn snake
Image caption The corn snake has red and orange striped markings on its back

A 6ft snake has been reported missing to the police in West Lothian.

The corn snake, which has red and orange striped markings on its back with a black and white checked pattern underneath, disappeared on Tuesday.

The snake, which is not venomous, was reported missing from an address in Oldwood Place in Eliburn, Livingston.

Lothian and Borders Police is urging people in the area to stay alert and for any sightings of the pet to be reported to them.

A police spokesman said: "We have been working with animal experts from the Scottish SPCA who are assisting us in tracing the snake."

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