Snake found in Scarborough street

Shelly Malone was shocked to find a snake on her wall
Shelly Malone was shocked to find a snake on her wall

A woman has spoken of her shock a three foot long snake was found outside her house.

Shelly Malone, of Aberdeen Street, was informed of the bizarre discovery by her postman, Steve Brook-Smith, who first thought it was a prank.

The Scarborough snake

The Scarborough snake

Mrs Malone told The Scarborough News it was a "weird" situation.

She said: "I heard the postman deliver the mail then he came back and knocked on the door to tell me there was a snake outside the house.

"I couldn't believe it.

"We are now just trying to stop it going into a drain. I don't know anyone around here who keeps snakes."

Police are waiting for the RSPCA

Police are waiting for the RSPCA

Mr Brook-Smith said he assumed the snake was toy.

He said: "I saw it and just thought 'oh it's a toy', like one of those fake ones that you can play pranks on people with.

"But then it started moving. It was a bit of a shock."

"It's easily about 3ft long."

Trying to keep the snake contained

Trying to keep the snake contained

The RSPCA have now removed the snake, believed to be a Corn Snake.