A snake has died and another was seriously injured after they were set on fire.
Members of the public found both corn snakes in different areas of Fraddon in Cornwall.
A man who was walking his dog near a static home park when he found one of the snakes in a pillowcase on June 21.
RSPCA say they're experiencing widespread neglect of reptiles as more and more come into their care - as calls to the charity have increased by 20% in the past 5 years.
In 2017, 1,680 reptiles were collected by RSPCA officers.
The charity says there's a common misconception that snakes are hardy creatures.
However, they are dependant on their owners, needing the correct accommodation, heating and food to keep them healthy.