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Shocked resident finds five dead snakes in bin

Five dead snakes were found inside a black bin bag. Credit: BPM Media

A householder who went to take out their recycling got the shock of their life when they discovered five dead snakes inside the blue bin.

The Ilkeston local found a black bag in their bin with the dead reptiles inside, with what appeared to be wood shavings.

Erewash Borough Council sent out its Neighbourhood Wardens to the incident, in Cranmer Street.

In a post on Facebook they said:

The snakes were in a black bag along with shavings and other items as shown in the photos. The resident went to the bin to take out their recycling and came across them.

Do you recognise the snakes in the photo? Do you know someone who keeps snakes but have got rid of them recently? Can you provide us with any information to trace the owners?"

– Erewash Borough Council
The Ilkeston resident found the dead reptiles in his bin. Credit: BPM Media

They added that they were making the RSPCA aware of the incident.

A pet shop near Burnley, Ipets, said that they had a break-in on 11 June and pets were stolen, including snakes.

Hundreds of people linked the break-in with the dead snakes found in Ilkeston.

Ipets responded by sharing the Erewash Neighbourhood Warden's post.

They said:

We have been inundated with messages regarding the following discovery.

We have passed this onto police and will speak with the relevant council tomorrow. We had no milk snakes missing but there are others there that match what was stolen from us.

– Ipets

Anyone with information regarding the snakes has been asked to get in touch with Erewash Neighbourhood Wardens.