Submitted by GSPCA on 09:41, 31st Jan, 2013 | 0

Yesterday Ambulance Collection Officer had a very unusual call to collect what sounded like a stray snake on the beach.

The call came via the police after being spotted by some passers by walking along the front at Halfway in St Sampsons.

Geoff George attended to find a very cold stray corn snake.

Now named Chilli and in a warm vivarium at the GSPCA Animal Shelter we are appealing for the owner to come forward.

At around three feet long it is not possible to age Chilli but if you think this is your snake please call the Shelter on 01481 257261.

Geoff George ACO said 'Chilli was very cold and not moving much when I attended to collect him.'

'Now nice and warm he is much improved, but he wouldn't have done very well with the recent cold weather if hadn't been found.'

'Corn snakes are part of the rat snake family and aren't indigenous to Guernsey but are from North America.'

'Snakes are extremely good at escaping and we do urge all owners of exotic species to ensure they have suitable enclosures which are secure.'

The GSPCA asks that if you are considering any type of exotic pet that you ensure you research and find out as much information as possible.  To purchase the equipment and facilities to house many of these animals can both be very expensive and you then need to be aware of running costs to ensure appropriate temperature, humidity, feeding them the correct diets and the possible size they can grow.


If you would like to donate to the GSPCA and help us care for animals in Guernsey you can do so by calling into the Shelter, over the phone on 01481 257261 or by clicking the Paypal button below.

Thank you for your support.

If you see a seal pup click here to find out what to do.

To see the story of Jethou Bumblebee the grey seal pup please check out this short video from start to finish on how staff rescued him with a lot of help.

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To nominate and find out more about the Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare please go to -

Ceva Awards for Animal Welfare 2013

Also there are the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2013 - Find out how to nominate here by going to

Petplan & ADCH Animal Welfare Awards 2013

Events planned in 2013 are -

Every Tuesday during term time between 10.30am and 12pm at the GSPCA we have a coffee morning with bric-a-brac and pet supplies on sale.  Please click here for more details

To find out about the GSPCA Purple Week - Celebrating 140 years Caring for Animals in Guernsey 11th - 17th February and how you can join in.

GSPCA week

The GSPCA are pleased to announce our GSPCA Sunday Family Fun Lunch on the 3rd March - click here for more details

25th - 31st March GSPCA Cupcake Week - more details to follow.

4th April - World Stray Day - more details to follow

Saturday 6th June 2013 Itex Walk Guernsey - We are pleased that for 2013 we are one of the nominated charities benefiting from this years walk. To register and find out more click here for more details.

June 2013 - Summer Fayre and Dog Show - more details to follow

September 2013 - Animal Welfare Seafront Sunday - more details to follow

4th October - World Animal Day - more details to follow

There are always animals at the GSPCA looking for good homes from farm birds to rabbits and to see many of them please click here. Felix in the video is our longest stay cat and really needs your help to find a new home.

There are many items on the GSPCA's Wish List and you can see many of them by clicking here including a list of Amazon items which would make a difference to animals in Guernsey.

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