Pet snake on the loose in Merseyside

A boa constrictor similar to the on pictured has gone missing in Huyton Photo: Press Association

A 5ft long boa constrictor has gone missing from a house in Parbrook Road, Huyton this morning.

The snake is a four-year-old Boa Constrictor; it is approximately 5 feet long with black and green camouflage markings and yellow underneath.

Whilst the snake is non venomous and described as normally very placid, it may become aggressive if it feels threatened.

The public advised not to approach the it but to contact Merseyside Police on the non emergency 101 number.