April 6, 2020 2.56 pm This story is over 17 months old

Six-foot snake shocks Grimsby street cleaners

The large reptile was believed to be a household pet that had died

A large snake was found dumped in a box on a street in Grimsby.

The reptile, which was dead when found, was spotted in a cardboard box on a public footpath on Newmarket Street on Friday, April 3.

It is not known how long the snake had been there, but a member of the public reported it and North East Lincolnshire Council’s street cleansing team were on hand to remove it.

It is understood that this was a household pet that had died.

Councillor Ron Shepherd, the portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, said: “This isn’t something you want to come across.

“It’s a smelly, unpleasant mess and unfortunately it was left for our street cleansing team to clean it up.

“My thanks go out to the hardworking street cleansing team and refuse workers who are out in this pandemic and continue to carry out their normal tasks.

“Fly-tipping is a crime and we ask the community to help by taking care of the places that are important to them so everyone can benefit from a clean, well-cared-for environment.”

If you spot any fly-tipping, it is being encouraged for you to report it by visiting the Net Lincs website.

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