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Appeal after boa constrictor is left abandoned and battered

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a boa constrictor was found dying by the side of a country lane with a severe head injury, thought to have been caused intentionally.

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A dog walker spotted the injured seven-and-a-half foot long snake just off a country lane near Walwyn’s Castle, near Haverfordwest and called the RSPCA.

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RSPCA animal collection officer Ellie West said:

It was horrible. The snake was still alive, but she had an awful head injury.

She was so cold, and had suffered so much pain and distress. She probably had a brain injury and would have shut her body down.

– RSPCA officer Ellie West
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The snake was taken to the vets, where on veterinary advice, she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

It looked like someone had tried to kill her and thought she was dead, but she was still alive and was just dumped near a country lane. It is really upsetting.

– RSPCA officer Ellie West

The RSPCA is appealing for information to try and find out what happened to the snake and how she came to be at the location she was found at.

Anyone who may have information about these snake should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.