Suffolk father's snake encounter

AN Ipswich dad has today told of his terror when he came face-to-face with his worst fear - a 4ft snake.

AN Ipswich dad has today told of his terror when he came face-to-face with his worst fear - a 4ft snake.

Anderson Thompson, 37, was petrified when he discovered the scaly serpent in the kitchen of his top floor flat in Samuel Court.

Thankfully the RSPCA came to his rescue and captured the creature, but not before Mr Thompson, who is about to embark on a science degree at University Campus Suffolk, had spent several nervous hours keeping watch on the exotic Corn snake.

“I was frightened that it was in my flat because I'm scared of snakes,” Mr Thompson said.

Do you think the snake could be yours? Contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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