A 10ft python first noticed slithering throughout a highway in Cambridgeshire by a passing motorcyclist has been recaptured in a scene in comparison with the Disney movie The Jungle Guide.
The motorcyclist was driving down a quiet nation lane in Huntingdonshire on Friday when he noticed the massive reptile on the bottom in entrance of him.
He initially referred to as the police, who then contacted the RSPCA for assist.
RSPCA officer Justin Stubbs went to the scene and found the snake had climbed up a tree.
Mr Stubbs mentioned: “I actually couldn’t consider it once I received there and noticed this large snake all the best way up within the tree – it was a scene a bit harking back to The Jungle Guide.
“Once I noticed the snake so excessive up within the branches I knew it was going to be tough to get him down because of the top the snake had climbed to, problem having access to him, and the necessity for extra individuals given the scale of the snake.
“I contacted Cambridgeshire Hearth and Rescue Service and so they kindly got here out to assist me.”
The crew eliminated components of the tree till they’d clear entry to the department the snake was on, earlier than reducing it to let the snake drop gently right into a tarpaulin.
The snake was then despatched to a neighborhood specialist for well being checks.
Mr Stubbs mentioned the python might have been unfastened for a while because it was “chilly and just a little underweight”.
“Sadly, this type of factor is not uncommon and we obtain hundreds of calls a yr regarding reptiles, like snakes and lizards, who’ve both escaped or lots of which have been deserted by their homeowners,” he mentioned.
Mr Stubbs mentioned snakes require plenty of care and dedication from homeowners as they’re unable to provide their very own physique warmth and depend on their atmosphere to take care of physique temperature.
“Sadly snakes usually additionally find yourself in our care as some homeowners do not realise the dedication that’s concerned in assembly the wants of those animals and holding them wholesome,” he mentioned.
“That is why we’re all the time saying that folks ought to do their analysis earlier than taking up a pet.”