The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a stray snake found slithering along a hallway in a block of flats in Glenrothes.
A resident at Canmore Road spotted the two foot long Mexican black kingsnake last Monday afternoon in the landing of her flat. The snake, named Treacle, is now being cared for at the charity’s Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
Kieran Smart, animal rescue officer, said: “The lady who found Treacle was rather brave and managed to contain him in a pillowcase until I arrived. Although Treacle was flicking his tail and letting us know he wasn’t best pleased that we’d put an end to his adventure, he soon settled down after a short ride to our centre in the back of my van.
“Treacle may have found his way into this lady’s flat by travelling along pipework within the wall cavity so we think it’s possible his owner lives within the building.
“However, it’s a very large building with lots of flats inside so we’re asking this person to contact us to reclaim their lost pet.”
Anyone who recognises Treacle should call 03000 999 999.