6ft snake abandoned at RSPCA centre

A 6ft (1.8m) boa constrictor has been found abandoned - the latest in a spate of exotic pets to be dumped on an RSPCA animal centre.

Staff got a shock when they opened a polystyrene box left outside their front gate and found the reptile inside.

It was the third case in a week for South Godstone Animal Centre in Surrey, which has also taken in a corn snake and three geckos.