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Huge snake slithers into Dorsington kitchen

Catherine Thompson 12th Jul, 2017 Updated: 13th Jul, 2017

A HOUSEHOLDER got a shock when this uninvited guest slithered onto a Dorsington doorstep.

The shocked daughter of the homeowner turned to Facebook for help in identifying the snake – which measured over four foot long – ┬áheading into her mother’s kitchen.

It was suggested the rather large reptile was a harmless grass snake- unlike its venomous UK counterpart the adder.

Although when frightened the snake is said to release a pungent smell to defend itself, this household escaped any serpent odors.

And thankfully the unwanted tenant was successfully evicted by a neighbour who picked it up in a blanket and carried it to the bottom of the garden.

Grass snakes are often found in gardens, particularly where there is water and a place to shelter from the sun.

The species is endangered in the UK through loss of habitat and charities are urging landowners to make their gardens snake-friendly.

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