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Scottish SPCA appeals for information after two dead pythons found in Aberdeen


By Kirsty Brown

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The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two dead pythons were found in Aberdeen.

The animal welfare charity was notified after the reptiles were discovered within a month of each other at Den of Maidencraig on Groats Road.

The pythons were found on January 7 and 31 respectively, but may have been dumped at the same time.

Inspector Fiona McKenzie said: "They were both adult pythons and approximately five foot in length.

"The first snake discovered had been slit up the stomach the full length of its body.

"We’re unsure whether this happened when the snake was still alive.

"The second was found in pieces, but this could have been due to the level of decomposition.

"We believe that both of these reptiles were pets at some point.

"They were found near the pond at Den of Maidencraig.

"They could have been left at the same time, it’s difficult to know at this stage.

"We want to find the person responsible for dumping these snakes in the condition they were found in."

If anyone can provide has information, you can contact the confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.


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