Snake found in Scarborough street

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

Friday, 20th May 2016, 1:50 pm
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 2:56 pm
Shelly Malone was shocked to find a snake on her wall

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

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.

The Scarborough snake

"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."

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.

Police are waiting for the RSPCA

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

"It's easily about 3ft long."

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

Trying to keep the snake contained
The Scarborough snake
Police are waiting for the RSPCA
Trying to keep the snake contained