A dog walker got a shock this weekend when he stumbled across a huge snake in a field in Banbury.
The RSPCA responded to the call, and is now caring for the 12.2 kilogram boa constrictor, although how she came to end up alone in the field remains a mystery.
Deputy chief inspector Melanie Fisher said, "If anyone thinks they may know who this snake belongs to then we would urge them to get in touch with us by calling our inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
"It’s hard to know for sure how this snake came to be in the field but I think the caller got a bit of a surprise. It’s not everyday you stumble upon an 8ft snake while out walking the dog.
"The snake may have escaped from a vivarium or may have been abandoned. Sadly she's not microchipped so we do not know where she has come from. She is still in our care and is now doing really well despite the cold weather."
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