Firefighters remove section of wall as owner of 6ft Corn snake holds on to tail
An large pet snake made a midnight dash for freedom but was caught by its owner, who held on to its tail until firefighters came to the rescue.
At approx 12:34am today, Fire Control received a call from a resident of a block of flats in the city centre of Plymouth whose pet 6ft Corn snake was attempting to escape through a cavity in his bathroom wall.
The resident in Colin Campbell Court, Market avenue, had managed to grab the last six inches of the snake's tail before it completely disappeared behind the wall panelling.
The resident's partner then rang 999 requesting help from firefighters.
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Having realised that this was not a poisonous snake but a constrictor, one fire appliance from Greenbank fire station was mobilised to the address.
The crew found the owner still hanging on to his snake.
The crew then got to work with small tools removing wall panelling until the snake became visible and accessible whereby it was returned unharmed into the hands of its owners.