A colony of 30 or so Aesculapian snakes is apparently flourishing around part of Regent's Canal, with the constrictors said to be big and tough enough to kill a small dog if they fancy it. Or, if you're a sensationalist tabloid journalist, a CHILD.
The non-toxic snakes have been spotted up trees and on rooftops in the area. Those not aware of types of snake may easily confuse these European immigrants with the tame UK grass snake, seeing as both are long and a bit green. [Daily Star]
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