Corn snake discovered on Dorset footpath

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A metre-long snake has been found on a footpath in Dorset.

The adult reptile, which is a pinkish white colour with orange spots, is thought to be an albino corn snake, Dorset Police said.

The non-venomous reptile was found by a member of the public off Glenwood Road in Ferndown on Sunday.

Anyone with information about the snake, which is currently being looked after by a member of the public, is asked to contact police.

The corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus guttatus), or red rat snake, is a North American species that subdues its prey by constriction.

They can grow up to about 6ft (1.8m) in length.

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