A snake which was discovered by a postman outside a woman’s house in Scarborough has been removed by the RSPCA.
The three foot long reptile is believed to be a corn snake and was found outside Shelly Malone’s home on Aberdeen Street.
She said: “I heard the postman deliver the mail then he came back and knocked on the door to tell me there was a snake outside the house.
“I couldn’t believe it.”
Postman, Steve Brook-Smith, found the snake and assumed it was just a toy at first.
It has now been recovered and the RSPCA have removed the snake.