Shock as cleaner finds a snake in house
- Credit: Norwich Police
A cleaner got the shock of their life when they found a colourful corn snake in a house.
The worker had the close encounter at St Anne's Quarter at 10.30am on Wednesday, and immediately called police.
Norfolk police worked with Kevin Murphy from Norfolk Wildlife Rescue to deal with the incident.
Mr Murphy said: "When I received the call, it was like the bat-signal. I was there within 10 minutes."
The wildlife expert quickly discovered the reptile was a corn snake and not a big threat to people.
Mr Murphy used safety gloves before covering the snake in a soft pillow case and transferring the creature into a smaller container.
Norwich police said the snake was safely captured and would be staying with a reptile handler for safe keeping.
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Mr Murphy said: "Corn snakes aren't particularly dangerous, but if you don't know what you're doing or if you're not experienced, it's best not to touch it and leave it to someone who knows."
Mr Murphy said: "If you see a snake and you don't know what to do, who are you going to call?
"I'm a bit like the ghostbusters but for animals."