When a cleaning contractor went to enter a low rise building he received quite a shock to find his path blocked by a very slippery character indeed.
A snake was spotted lurking close to the entrance in Anglesey Avenue, Smith’s Wood but fortunately Solihull Community Housing (SCH) had its very own snake charmer to call on.
Local area caretaker Rob Whittaker is something of a herpetologist – snake expert – and keeps a four-foot Royal Ball Python, known as Maximus, as a pet at home.
The SCH caretaker responded to the SOS call (Save Our Snake) and quickly established that the slithering reptile was a North American corn snake.
Rob was able to apprehend the multi-coloured rattler who was then safely rehomed by a local pet shop.