Rescuers help save snake from pond
AN animal welfare charity officer has been involved in an unusual rescue at a Swansea pond.
The RSPCA officer had to help to save the grass snake from netting draped across a garden pond in the Mumbles area.
Its owner was concerned about handling the reptile due to its perilous position.
RSPCA inspector Richard Abbott, who was called to the scene, who carried out the animal rescue, was able to film the rescue on his helmet-cam.
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He said: "This was a straightforward rescue that all RSPCA officers will do at some point in their careers, but it's not often that we're able to capture them on video.
"Grass snakes are completely harmless and I was able to return the reptile back to the garden."
The RSPCA previously had to rely on the support of the Mid and West Wales Fire Service to rescue a tortoiseshell cat which became stuck on top of a 50ft motorway sign.
It became stuck under the exit 41 sign on the M4 in Port Talbot town centre for up to 24 hours in the cold and wet, earlier this year.