A pet snake was reunited with his owner after escaping into the wild for a year in Glasgow.
Emett the corn snake was handed into the SPCA’s Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre on October 2, after going missing last year when he was a baby.
The reptile was reunited with his owner after being found in a residential area of Airdrie.
The Scottish SPCA said it was “amazing” that he managed to survive on his own outside for a year.
Centre assistant manager, Rachel Mansfield, said, “We put out a post on social media and managed to reunite the snake, named Emett, with his owner.
“We were shocked when the owner revealed he had been missing for a year!
“As Emett was just a tiny baby when they got him, he had managed to get out through a small gap. Snakes are notorious escape artists and can often squeeze through much smaller spaces than you might think.
“It’s amazing that this snake has managed to survive outside for a year through different temperatures and changes in weather – as well as eating goodness knows what.
“Since being home Emett has enjoyed a nice bath, a good meal and had a good full shed too.”
“We’re always delighted to reunite an animal with their owner, whatever shape or size the animal might be.
“If anyone finds an animal in distress they should call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999.”
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