Greedy snake gets stuck in grate

The grass snake stuck in the drain gate The grass snake stuck in the drain gate

Monday, August 11, 2014
10:12 AM

A vet has to come to the rescue of a gluttonous grass snake that got stuck in a drain grate after gorging on a frog.

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The grass snake after it was freed from the drain gateThe grass snake after it was freed from the drain gate

Sidmouth Veterinary Practice surgeon Richard Jones tended to the reptile, lubricating and gently manipulating it to free it unharmed.

And an hour later it promptly regurgitated its meal – a frog that fared less well.

Richard said it was one of the more unusual cases he has had to deal with since the surgery opened last month.

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