Long-Lost Snake To Be Reunited With Owner After Falling Out Of A Ceiling

An Irish homeowner found the pet rat snake, who went missing in September 2015, when it landed on his head.

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The owner of this rat snake is happy that it was found after six months on the loose. Via Independent.IE
The owner of this rat snake is happy that it was found after six months on the loose. Via Independent.IE
John Virata

A man in Ireland is very happy that someone has found his pet rat snake that escaped nearly six months ago.

A homeowner in Dublin was doing some renovation work in his attic when the 5-foot-long reptile fell through a hole in the ceiling, landing on the homeowner’s head, according to the Independent.ie.

The man was able to cover the snake with a box and then called the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA). The man told the organization the snake belonged to the previous tenant, who after reading about the wayward reptile in the news, has come forward to claim his pet.
 

This rat snake had been missing for six months when it fell out of a ceiling its owner’s previous home. Independent.IE

This rat snake had been missing for six months when it fell out of a ceiling its owner’s previous home. Via Independent.IE .

“We are delighted that we managed to find the owner, who is ecstatic to have found his snake,” Gillian Bird, a spokesperson for the DSPCA, told independent.ie. “It has been missing since last September. He was very upset and had spent a lot of time looking for it but hadn’t been able to find it.”

The snake was a little thin and dehydrated but otherwise is doing well given the fact that it had been on the lamb for the better part of six months. Bird said that the snake was too weak to eat, so they’ve been focused on getting his body temperature up and getting him hydrated.

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