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'Distressing' video appears to show drinker bite head off pet snake in pub

Warning: Some readers may find the following story distressing.

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A still from the video clearly shows the man biting the snake's head off

A video appearing to show a drinker biting off a pet snake's head in a pub has been described as "distressing" by West Midlands Police and the RSPCA.

The footage and a picture of the snake's head on a beer mat began circulating online this week after the incident at The Sportsman's Rest, Kingstanding, Birmingham on Saturday.

The pub's staff have been described as "distraught" by the Sportsman's Rest management.

A still image purpotedly showing the snake's head after the incident.

West Midlands Police are taking the incident seriously.