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A terrified Scottish woman called an animal rescue centre after discovering a snake in her loft only for officials to find a harmless draught excluder instead.
Sid, snake, draught excluder Sid the snake-shaped draught excluder (Picture: Scottish SPCA)

The unidentified woman called the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after mistaking the instrument used to stop heat escaping for a menacing legless serpent.

Officials said the lady was visibly distressed by the ordeal after she discovered the 5ft snake replica in the loft of an apartment she had only just rented.
Sid, snake, draught A close-up of Sid 'the snake' (Picture: Scottish SPCA

Attending officer Karen Hogg told the BBC: 'We've rescued hundreds of snakes from properties in all sorts of unusual circumstances, so we had no reason to believe this might not be the real thing.

'I'd brought gloves and a pillow case to enable us to handle and contain the snake safely, but as soon as we spotted it we realised the equipment wouldn't be necessary.

'The poor lady was still very shaken, even after we'd removed the stuffed animal from the property.'

Officers have renamed the 'snake' Sid and he is now a permanent resident at the animal rescue centre in Aberdeen.

Read more: Panic-inducing snake draught excluder turns out to be just a load of hot air | Metro.co.uk


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A terrified Scottish woman called an animal rescue centre after discovering a snake in her loft only for officials to find a harmless draught excluder instead.
Sid, snake, draught excluder Sid the snake-shaped draught excluder (Picture: Scottish SPCA)

The unidentified woman called the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals after mistaking the instrument used to stop heat escaping for a menacing legless serpent.

Officials said the lady was visibly distressed by the ordeal after she discovered the 5ft snake replica in the loft of an apartment she had only just rented.
Sid, snake, draught A close-up of Sid 'the snake' (Picture: Scottish SPCA

Attending officer Karen Hogg told the BBC: 'We've rescued hundreds of snakes from properties in all sorts of unusual circumstances, so we had no reason to believe this might not be the real thing.

'I'd brought gloves and a pillow case to enable us to handle and contain the snake safely, but as soon as we spotted it we realised the equipment wouldn't be necessary.

'The poor lady was still very shaken, even after we'd removed the stuffed animal from the property.'

Officers have renamed the 'snake' Sid and he is now a permanent resident at the animal rescue centre in Aberdeen.

Read more: Panic-inducing snake draught excluder turns out to be just a load of hot air | Metro.co.uk


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You know what...that thing looks pretty real, hey? I mean, from a distance...I recon my wife would have been standing in the street in half a second flat without any attemp to verify. When it comes to snakes the woman in my life behave just like the original EVE, every time.:D
 

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I share the same fear of that lady.. I'm the one who would even run away from a slow worm (have done too!). I'd be pretty miffed mind if I of had a panic attack to find out it was a draft excluder though!
 

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I share the same fear of that lady.. I'm the one who would even run away from a slow worm (have done too!). I'd be pretty miffed mind if I of had a panic attack to find out it was a draft excluder though!


I am terrified of snakes and would probably do the same but it is good to laugh when it happens to someone else. It was featured on the news in Scotland
 
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