Three huge snakes, including 9ft boa constrictor, abandoned in pillowcases on street

Three massive snakes including a nine feet long boa constrictor have been found dumped inside pillowcases and left in the street by a London petshop.

The reptiles could have given a nasty surprise to an unsuspecting member of the public walking along Barnet Road in Potters Bar on June 14.

And the snakes could have come to harm themselves but fortunately they were taken away by the RSPCA, reported HertsLive.

Staff at the reptile shop contacted the RSPCA to collect the snakes and now the organisation is appealing for information about how they came to be left there in the street.

The snakes abandoned in two pillow cases included a boa constrictor up to nine feet, a carpet python that was five feet, and a reticulated python that was six feet in length. They were collected by RSPCA inspector Mitchell Smith and taken to specialists to care for them.

Mr Smith said: “Fortunately they’re all in good condition and healthy, but whatever situation someone finds themselves in, abandoning an animal like this is never okay. There is no guarantee that an abandoned animal will be found or not become hurt or lost.

“If someone is struggling to cope, there are lots of organisations who can help and we would urge anybody in a difficult situation to ask for help. If anyone has any information regarding the snakes we would ask them to contact me on the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018.”

The RSPCA is concerned about exotic pets whose owners are affected by the rise in the cost of living and other people who are unaware of how much of a commitment they can be.

This comes as earlier this month the RSPCA published the Animal Kindness Index, a report looking at the nation’s attitude towards animals.

The report, based on a YouGov survey of more than 4,000 UK adults, revealed that the rising cost of living and the cost of pet ownership could threaten our love for our pets.

There were 78% of pet owners saying they think the cost of living will impact their animals, almost seven out of 10 (68%) expressing concern that the cost of care was increasing, and a fifth (19%) worried about how they’ll afford to feed their pets.