A distressed mother is living in fear after a SNAKESKIN suddenly appeared in her living room – because she doesn’t own a snake.
Leah Quibell, who lives with daughter Ella, two, was curious when she heard strange noises coming from the walls.
But she was horrified to discover a huge snakeskin lying on the carpet of her living room.
Mother-of-one Leah said she has no idea where the shredded skin came from and claims Hull City Council won’t help her track down the unwanted house guest.
Leah, of Hull, East Yorks., said: “I could hear these funny noises coming from the walls and I had no idea what they were.
“I thought it could have been from our neighbours because I know they’ve got pet mice – but I wasn’t sure.
“Then I found this snake‘s skin near the skirting board and I was lost for words. I nearly had heart failure.”
Leah said she contacted Hull City Council straight away to report the snake – but was told by the call operator they could not help.
She said she was told the only way to resolve the problem was to call professional exterminators.
Leah said: “I cannot understand why the council refused to help. I think it’s a bit ridiculous, really.
“I’m now constantly thinking what happens if I wake up and the snake has made its way into my bed? And what about my two-year-old daughter?
“I’m always worried about what might happen to her. They [the council] need to do something about it.”
Hull City Council said they had no record of being contacted by Leah but are happy to resolve the issue.
John Rogers, environmental regulation manager at Hull City Council, said: “Our animal wardens have not received any calls regarding a snake in this property but now we have been alerted, we will contact the occupier to see if our team can assist in any way.”
Snakes regularly shed their skin when it is outgrown by rubbing against rough surfaces.
A shed skin is usually much longer than the snake itself – and can be twice as long in some cases.