A FOUR-foot snake has been found in Ammanford.

The corn snake was spotted by a member of the public on Dyffryn Road on Thursday, January 7 and was taken to Bush House Vets.

The vets contacted the RSPCA and an appeal has been launched for information in the hope of tracking down the owner and returning the snake home.

RSPCA Cymru has said the snake has a few skin abrasions, and was initially very cold - suggesting she had spent some time outside.

The young female snake - between three and four feet in length - has been transferred by the RSPCA to Silent World to You; a reptile specialist centre in Haverfordwest.

RSPCA inspector Neill Manley said: "This young snake is rather thin and has a few abrasions on her skin. She was very cold when coming to our attention, but is thankfully warming up and seems to be doing well.

"A member of the public reported finding this corn snake on Dyffryn Road in Ammanford on Thursday (January 7) - but didn't leave any further details with the veterinary practice.

"We're really hopeful someone can help us track down her owner - and we'd urge anyone with information to contact the RSPCA's inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

"Unfortunately, we regularly deal with reptiles who have strayed. Corn snakes in particular can be expert escape artists - which is why safe, secure and appropriate accommodation for these animals is always so important.

"In many cases, snakes can also be microchipped - and we'd urge any owner to explore whether this is possible to increase the chances of being reunited with a pet that may escape in the future."