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Venomous snake discovered on Kinver Edge by animal worker

A venomous snake was discovered on Kinver Edge by an animal worker - who has now named the two-foot long reptile Edge.

The Western Hognose was found slithering across a pathway by Dale Preece-Kelly, of Kidderminster-firm Critterish Allsorts.

He will now add it to his collect of 13 snakes, which he uses for his animal experience company.

Mr Preece-Kelly said: "I was walking across Kinver Edge when a pair warned me of a snake they had seen nearby.

"I walked on further and saw the snake going across the path. It's like they try and find me.

"It is one of my favourite snakes."

Mr Preece-Kelly said the snake's bite would be similar to a bee sting, and would not require medical attention.

It feeds on small animals such as toads.

He said: "I don't think it had been wild for a while, given the good condition it was in.

"It had been looked after and probably left here by someone who no longer wanted it."

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