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Snake found in middle of Stonehaven street

Image caption The snake was found by a woman in a Stonehaven street

A snake has been found in a Stonehaven street, the BBC Scotland news website has learned.

The snake - believed to be a corn snake about 30cm (12in) long - was found by a woman who thought it was rubber.

The reptile was taken to the town's Kirkton Veterinary Centre, and it is hoped the owner will come forward.

Vet Sam Hutchison said: "It gave her a bit of a shock. It looks healthy, it's either escaped or been dumped. We will try to find who owns this snake."

He added: "It is a bit unusual."

The snake was found in Brickfield Road.

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