Thursday, August 02, 2007

Snakes alive...

Pre-school children had plenty to talk about on their summer nature walk in Deeping St James - they spotted a three-foot snake.

The ET says the snake was trapped in a waterfall on the River Welland - since there are no waterfalls on our local river, I assume they are referring to High Locks.

It turned out to be a harmless grass-snake, and was eventually freed by a man with a net.

The children on a nature walk from the appropriately named Caterpillar Day Nursery, in Bridge Street.

It's the second snake spotted in the area this week. Earlier, a 5-feet long snake, possibly a python (but maybe another grass-snake!) was spotted in bushes in Werrington, but slithered away before it could be identifed and caught...

The RSPCA are investigating reports of the Werrington snake and urge people to call the police on 0845 456 4564 if they spot a snake.

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