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Snake rescued from car heading for Melton

A corn snake has been rescued from a car after a delivery driver noticed it hanging out of the dashboard.

Linjoy Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue, which is a 24 hour wildlife rescue located in the Midlands, said it received a call from the driver on Wednesday morning.

He had pulled over at a service station in Derbyshire after spotting the snake.

The car was being taken from a car dealership in Tipton, in the West Midlands, to its new owner in Melton Mowbray and was valeted a few days before the trip.

After receiving the call a sanctuary volunteer went to investigate.

The snake was spotted by the driver on the way to Melton. Photo: Linjoy Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue - Midlands

The carpet, plastic trims and the passenger side seat all had to be removed to get access as it ended up going inside the interior and wrapping itself around the electrical looms.

The snake was rescued from the car and tried to bite the rescuer in the process.

Everything was put back in place and secured again and the gentleman was able to continue his journey. Luckily the customer was very understanding.

The snake made its way further in to the interior during he rescue mission. Photo: Linjoy Wildlife Sanctuary and Rescue - Midlands

No one seems to know how it ended up in the vehicle. The car was at a dealership in Tipton and was valeted a few days before locally. It was then driven from the dealer presumably with the snake hitching a ride unbeknown to the driver.

A spokesperson for Linjoy Wildlife Sanctuary said: "The snake was very cold and must have been in there for a few days. He’s now doing well and is much more active and has an attitude."

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