Exotic Taiwanese Snake Found In UK Home

A family from Scunthorpe were given the shock of their lives when they discovered a five foot long Tiawanese Beauty Rat Snake had taken up residence in their garden.

But after being unable to get through to the RSPCA to report it, they faced a Mexican stand-off with the aggressive reptile.

And when it almost bit one of his children, dad Richard, saved the day by heroically capturing it and taking it to the local vets.

Mum, Lisa Pell, from Flixborough, had just finished work and found to her horror that a giant snake was lounging across the family pagoda in her garden, basking in the sunshine.