The Scottish SPCA currently has 25 snakes desperately looking for their loving forever homes at their rescue and rehoming centres throughout Scotland this National Serpent Day.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity often cares for snakes for years before they find their new families.
Snowflake is the Scottish SPCA’s longest serpent resident, having been in the care of their rehoming centre in Aberdeen for more than 1,870 days.
Scottish SPCA rescue and rehoming centre superintendent Sharon Comrie said, “Sadly we don’t receive many enquiries about our snakes.
“We find a lot of people are put off by their appearance. We understand that snakes aren’t for everyone but we feel they are often overlooked as pets.
“Although they don’t play fetch or come when you call their name, snakes are great pets for any animal lover.
“It’s not uncommon for snakes to stay with us for years before being rehomed but we’re positive we can find a suitable owner for every animal in our care.
“Anyone looking to take on a snake needs to be dedicated and have the time and commitment to ensure they receive the specialist care and attention they need to be happy and healthy.”
If you are interesting in rehoming a snake, or any other animal, you can contact the Scottish SPCA on 03000 999 999 or visit www.scottishspca.org/rehome