Alert as snake escapes from home
The 6ft-long boa constrictor escaped from a house on Sunday evening
People in Kent have been told to keep their doors and windows shut after a boa constrictor escaped from a home.
The 6ft (1.8m) snake, which is brown with black markings, went missing from a property in Tappen Drive, St Mary's Island, in Medway on Sunday evening.
Kent Police think the reptile could be on the look out for somewhere warm and damp to hide, as it had been fed before it disappeared.
Officers urged anyone who spotted the snake to call police immediately.