Dead python spotted in Hucknall's Dob Park
Visitors to Hucknall’s Dob Park got a shock last weekend when a dead python was spotted in the undergrowth near the road.
The snake, is believed to be an escaped or lost pet as the species is not normally found in Britain.
One resident, Chantelle-Nicole Fisher, put a picture of the poor animal on the Spotted: Hucknall Facebook page, saying: “Really sad. While out for a walking in Dob Park yesterday afternoon, I found this dead python near the road.
"Such a sad thing to find such a beautiful creature.”
Several comments were from alarmed residents that such a creature could be in a Hucknall park.
Donna Marriott put: “I didn’t know there were snakes in Dob Park.
And Neil Elliott wrote: “Could have eaten a kid.”
But others reassured folk that Dob Park was not normally home pythons.
Natalia Julia Duszynski wrote: “For those commenting it would be huge – it’s a royal python, they really don’t get that huge at all.
"Highly unlikely to have survived the weather unfortunately.”The Wildlife Trust website advises what to do if you find a dead animal in place like a park.
It says: “If you find a dead animal on the road, pavement, or in another open public space, you should tell your local council.
"This includes domestic pets and wild animals like badgers and foxes. A dead animal found on private property should be reported to the owner of the land.”
If an animal is injured but still alive, you should report it to the RSPCA.