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Couple get 'a fright' after finding snake on toilet seat

Lulu the royal python was discovered on a couple's toilet seat. Photo: Scottish SPCA

An elderly couple "got quite a fright" when they discovered a python wrapped around a toilet seat in their home in Paisley.

The couple found the young royal python in the bathroom on November 17 and called animal welfare charity Scottish SPCA for help.

The snake, who has been called Lulu, was rescued and is now being cared for at the charity's Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.

Chief Inspector Fiona Henderson said the snake ended up in the couple's bathroom after it squeezed through a gap in the wall.

We understand Lulu managed to make her way into the bathroom by squeezing through a gap in the wall next to the toilet pipe.

The lady who found her got quite a fright, but did the right thing by containing the snake in the room and calling us for help.

Pythons are generally known for their placid nature and relatively small size so although they can look a bit scary, they aren’t dangerous.

We’re keen to reunite Lulu with her owner who probably lives close by. She’s in good body condition and well fed so we’re sure someone is missing her.

Anyone who recognises Lulu is being asked to call Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.