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© Other The snakes were found inside two Buzz Lightyear pillowcases next to a bin. Pic: RSPCA The RSPCA has begun an investigation after 13 snakes were found dumped inside two Buzz Lightyear pillowcases next to a bin.
They were discovered on Thursday behind Farringdon Fire Station in Sunderland.
A member of the public spotted the bedding moving and saw the reptiles inside.
They immediately rang the animal welfare charity and collection officer David Dawson came to rescue the royal pythons, which originate from West Africa, saying they had been left in "extremely cold conditions". © Other The RSPCA is urging anyone with information to come forward. Pic: RSPCA
He said: "It must have been a very strange discovery for the people who found them.
"Reptiles like snakes are completely dependent on their owners, who need to provide them with the correct environment, including heating and lighting, so abandoning them like this leaves them very vulnerable.
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"It's quite unusual for someone to have this many pythons and to abandon them in what appears to be a child's pillowcase.
© Other One of the 13 snakes died. Pic: RSPCA "We are now appealing for information, if anyone saw anything unusual in Station Road on Thursday evening, or if anyone knows anything about where these snakes may have come from, please contact us on the inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018."
The RSPCA is urging anyone thinking of buying a snake as a pet to "do their research before getting one".
If snakes become too cold they may not be unable to feed or move normally, and their immune system will not work properly to fight disease, meaning the animals can become very ill. © Other The snakes were found dumped inside two Buzz Lightyear pillowcases. Pic: RSPCA
The charity says reptiles often end up in their care after people realise they are not easy to care for, or once the novelty wears off.
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One of the snakes has died, but the others are being treated at a vets in Darlington before they are due to be taken to a specialist reptile facility.
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Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at The Ark Open Farm on Feb. 12.
New York City, New York, US
Siba, the standard poodle, sits with her trophy and ribbons after winning the "Best in Show" at the Westminster Dog Show on Feb. 12.
A giant papier-mache float representing the climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg, called "Home Sweet Home," moves through the streets during the traditional Carnival of Viareggio parade on Feb. 9.
New Delhi, India
Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party, or "Common man's" party, celebrate the party's victory in the Assembly election, on Feb. 11. The voting took place on Feb. 8.
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Erbil province, Iraq
Members of Kurdish Peshmerga Special Forces demonstrate their skills during their graduation ceremony at a military camp in Soran district on Feb. 12.
A two-day-old tapir named Valentina is seen in its enclosure at the National Zoo on Feb. 11.
New York City, New York, US
A model poses backstage during the Christian Cowan show on Feb. 11.
Buddhist monks take their places before prayers during the Makha Bucha celebrations at the Wat Dhammakaya temple on Feb. 8.
A guard stands at a restricted area in front of the Diamond Princess cruise ship at the Daikoku Pier on Feb. 12. The ship remains in quarantine after a number of passengers on board were diagnosed with coronavirus.
Pony found dead tied to a lamppost in car park
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pony was found dead and tied to a lamppost in Leicestershire. The horse, a brown mare, was discovered by passer-by on 12 January.He told the police, who referred the incident to the RSPCA.Speaking to LeicestershireLive, the witness, who asked not to be named, said: "It looks like it has been mistreated quite badly."It was mid-brown, and quite small, it looked like a pony."He added: "You couldn't get into the car park, it had been taped off and there was a white van in the car park.
Germany's Sebastian Steudtner rides a wave during the Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge at Praia do Norte or North Beach on Feb. 11.
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A submerged car is seen on a bridge over the Nepean River on Feb. 10.
Bnei Brak, Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Nadvorna Hasidic dynasty celebrate the Jewish feast of "Tu Bishvat" or "New Year of the Trees," as they sit with their rabbis around a long table filled with fruits, on Feb. 10.
Pyongyang, North Korea
People bow before the statues of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of Korean People's Army, on Feb. 8.
Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland
Sharni Edwards and Robyn Peoples, a Belfast couple who are the first known same-sex couple to get married in Northern Ireland, kiss after being married on Feb 11.
Russia's Maria Pobedushkina competes in the ball event of rhythmic gymnastics at the Alina Kabaeva Champions Cup on Feb. 7.
An aurora is seen in the sky on Feb. 6.
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Gapyeong, South Korea
A couple wearing face masks exchange rings during a mass wedding ceremony at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center on Feb. 7.
Mexico City, Mexico
Shuan Shuan, a female giant panda, holds a stick at the Chapultepec zoo on Feb. 12.
Debutantes dance during the opening of the Semper Opera Ball on Feb. 7.
A passenger wears a mask and covers her body with a plastic bag as protection from coronavirus, at the Beijing railway station on Feb. 11.
Deer are seen grazing in the early morning light at Richmond Park on Feb. 7.
A petrol bomb explodes next to a riot police vehicle during a protest against the government of President Sebastián Piñera on Feb. 7.
Artists perform the traditional Bodo dance during a public rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb. 7.
The full Snow Moon sets behind the Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral on Feb. 9.
The Al-Noor Mosque is lit up in a colorful display for the Sharjah Light Festival on Feb. 7.
Icelandic horses stand together in their stud during a strong storm on Feb. 9.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
People wear colorful costumes during the Bloco das Carmelita rehearsal on Feb. 8.
Vehicles struggle through snow on the B797 road between Leadhills and Wanlockhead on Feb. 11.
Boats sail during the water parade, part of the Venice Carnival, on Feb. 9.
San Lorenzo, Paraguay
A federal health worker takes part in a fumigation drive to prevent the proliferation of mosquitoes that transmit the dengue fever, at the San Lorenzo National School on Feb. 12.
What the papers say – February 17
The death of TV presenter Caroline Flack leads many of the nation’s papers on Monday.France’s foreign minister says Britain and the EU will “rip each other apart” in bitter Brexit trade talks, the Daily Express reports, in a story also carried by The Times.
Maasai women dressed in traditional regalia attend a memorial service for late president Daniel arap Moi at the Nyayo Stadium on Feb. 11.
Los Angeles, California, US
(L-R) Screenwriter Jin Won Han, producer Kwak Sin-ae and director Bong Joon Ho pose with their Oscar trophies at the Governors Ball on Feb. 9. Their movie “Parasite” won the award for Best Picture, Directing, International Feature Film and Writing (Original Screenplay).
Members of China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) watch an aerial display by their Ba Yi Aerobatics team during a media preview of the Singapore Airshow on Feb. 9.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido (C) arrives at the Simon Bolivar International Airport on Feb. 11.
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