Shock as python discovered in Grimsby street
Street cleaners from North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) were shocked when they discovered a large dead python among some rubbish in a Grimsby street.
The animal was discovered on Monday morning after being hidden among some bin bags at the corner of Thorold Street and Park Street.
At around 10 feet long, the snake is thought to be an Albino Burmese python – one of the largest snakes in the world!
John Munson, Deputy Street Cleansing Manager at NELC, said:
“Our job is full of surprises, but this was a total shock for our team.
“You don’t turn up for work on a Monday morning expecting to find a massive snake dumped behind a hedge.
“None of us have plucked up the courage to fully unravel it, but it looks huge and weighs a fair bit.”
Councillor Ron Shepherd, Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities, added
“We’re keen to speak to the snake’s owner so we can find out more about how it came to be fly-tipped in Grimsby.
“Someone must know where it came from.
“We all have a legal obligation, or duty of care, to make sure our waste is disposed of correctly.”
This isn’t the first-time local street cleaners have found a snake.
In 2020 they discovered a six-foot long snake in Newmarket Street, Grimsby.
It is not known how long the snake had been there, but it is most likely a household pet that has died and been dumped.
Anyone with information regarding the snake or any other incidents of fly-tipping is advised to report it to NELC via this link.