Submitted by Steve on 15:24, 23rd Jul, 2020 | 0

Earlier today a couple walking their dog and son found a stray young hognose snake near the Halfway filter.

Now safe at the GSPCA this non-indigenous reptile is being housed in one of the Shelters vivarium’s.

The GSPCA are appealing for anyone that has any information or lost a young hognose snake to contact the Animal Shelter on 01481 257261

Seb Goman GSPCA staff member said “The snake was brought in by a couple with their son that were just out walking their dog near the Halfway filter on the sea front.”

“They were really shocked to find the snake and when we told them that we do see quite a few stray reptiles each year.”

Zak Robinson GSPCA staff member said “The hognose snake is now in one of our vivarium’s.”

“He is only about 35cm long and seems fit and well.”

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “We are currently appealing for information on anyone that have lost a hognose snake near the Halfway filter.”

“This time last week was World Snake Day and every year we see many snakes come through our care.”

“We have called this little guy Halfway and he is now doing his 21 stray days inline with the Guernsey Animal Welfare Ordinance 2012.”

“If anyone has any information please call us on 01481 257261.”

“We ask all owners coming to claim stray animals to bring proof of ownership such as photos of their pets.”

“Currently the only reptiles in need of a home at the GSPCA are musk turtles but we have lots of other animals in need which can be seen by going to .”

"Some people may remember that earlier this year we had a lizard that was found as a stray all the way from India called Mr Patel and we are pleased to say he is doing very well in his new Guernsey home which he found during lockdown."

“Every day is a real struggle to raise the funds to run the GSPCA during these difficult days.”

“For those wanting to donate to our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal you can by calling 01481 257261, by post, at the Shelter or online via our web page .”

“Another great way to supporting is by donating each month and to find out details please visit this web page .”

For lost and found helpful advice -

In line with States of Guernsey advice please DO NOT visit the GSPCA if have been outside of the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the last two weeks or have any symptoms of Coronavirus and we continue visits to the Shelter for only essential reasons and to please call us on 01481 257261 or email [email protected] before your trip to see if we can help without you coming to the Shelter. For the latest information and advice please visit 

The GSPCA continues with all essential services and we plane to phase other services back into operation and to find out more please visit -

With huge challenges on our resources and a drop in income from boarding and donations please help us help animals in Guernsey with our #GSPCACoronavirusCrisisAppeal by donating online via -

During these difficult times help us help animals in need. From donating to Sponsoring a Pen, Buying a Brick for the much needed Wildlife Hospital to our Amazon and main page Wish List, holding a mufti day to a sponsored Christmas dip, here are some of the ways you could help give animals joy.

For volunteering information please visit or call 257261

To find out more on talks and our education work please email [email protected] or call 01481 257261



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