Python found near Lymm

This picture was taken of the python in Lymm

This picture was taken of the python in Lymm

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RSPCA inspectors got a shock yesterday when they received reports of a slithery new resident near Lymm. 

A passer-by spotted the python (pictured) in a country lane near Lymm before phoning the animal charity. 

RSPCA inspector Lisa Lupson initially thought it would be a corn snake.

She said: “A member of the public stayed with the snake and it was found in quite a remote place.

“I couldn’t believe it once I realised it was a royal python.

“It was really tightly curled up and was quite frightened.”

Lisa checked if the snake, which appeared to be in a good condition, had any injuries before taking it to Crocodile Joes.

She added: “I’m not sure if it escaped or has been dumped but because of the remote location I think it’s probably been dumped.

“It’s the most unusual animal I’ve ever rescued in my eight years of service.”



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