Snake on the loose in St Helens

A Boa Constrictor.
A Boa Constrictor.
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Police have issued a public warning after a pet snake went missing from its home in St Helens.

The snake, reported missing from Silkstone Street yesterday (Thursday, September 26), is a five-year-old flat-headed Boa Constrictor which is about four-and-a-half feet long and three centimetres wide and is black with a distinctive stubby tail.

While the snake is non-venomous and is not a danger to the public, if it is seen people are advised not to approach the snake and to contact Merseyside Police on the non-emergency 101 number, or the RSPCA on 0845 241 7253 / 0151 374 2174.