6ft snake dumped at gate of animal charity

Last updated at 15:14
Snake in a boxRSPCA

A 6ft (1.8 metre) long boa constrictor has been found abandoned at the front gate of an animal charity in Surrey.

Staff got a shock when they opened a polystyrene box left outside the RSPCA animal centre and found the snake inside.

It's thought that the female reptile was dumped there because it's owner could no longer care for it.

Boa constrictors can grow up to 4m (13ft) in length and live for up to 30 years.