North East Lincolnshire Council

Six-foot long snake found in Grimsby street

A large, dead snake has been found dumped in a Grimsby street.

The rotting reptile, which was around six feet long, was found in a microwave cardboard box on the public footpath in Newmarket Street, Grimsby, on Friday 3 April.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s street cleansing team were tasked with removing the grim discovery that was reported by a member of the public the same day.

It is not known how long the snake had been there, but it is understood it was most likely a household pet that had died and been dumped by its owner.

Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities, said:

“This isn’t something you want to come across. It’s a smelly, unpleasant mess and unfortunately it was left for our street cleansing team to clean it up.

“My thanks go out to the hardworking street cleansing team and refuse workers who are out in this pandemic and continue to carry out their normal tasks.

“Fly-tipping is a crime and we ask the community to help by taking care of the places that are important to them so everyone can benefit from a clean, well-cared-for environment.”

How to report fly-tipping:

To report fly-tipping, visit and give as much information as possible. Alternatively, call (01472) 326300.

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