A grass snake had to be rescued after getting tangled in netting above a pond in Suffolk.
The RSPCA was called out after the 3ft-long reptile was spotted thrashing about in Chillesford earlier this month.
Inspector Natalie Bartle cut him out and let him swim away.
She urged families to replace their garden netting with solid metal mesh which is considered safer for wildlife.
The Veterinary charity PDSA is warning dog owners about the potential dangers of snake bites, after one dog nearly died after being bitten on the face while out on a walk.
While it's rare to see adders - they do inhabit some of our heath and woodland in East Anglia.
But experts say the recent mild weather has produced good conditions for the snakes - and that, coupled with an inquisitive dog, can lead to a snake lashing out in self-defence.
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A family from Cambridgeshire think they may have the longest pet snake in Britain.
Chloe Rice's parents got her a baby albino python for her to raise at home in Guyhirn - and it's now 17 feet long. Stuart Leithes reports.