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Snake and budgies are dumped in the street.

A SNAKE and two budgies were found dumped in a city street by a shocked passer-by.

The budgies were in a cage and the African house snake in a plastic vivarium when they were found at the end of a narrow road in Swansea.

One of the budgies was in a collapsed state at the bottom of the cage, and on veterinary advice, had to be put down.

The snake and the other blue and white budgie are said to be in a "normal body condition".

A caller alerted the RSPCA at around noon on Sunday to say the animals had been found at the end of Long Ridge/Berwick Terrace, in Mayhill - just past a boarded building which is known as the "old boys club".

RSPCA inspector Chris Coleman said: "It is just unbelievable that someone would just leave them dumped out in the cold.

"The bird cage had a plastic container of bird seed inside that had an orange lid on the top."

The RSPCA said it experiences a number of cases involving the neglect of exotic animals, and officers are urging potential owners to research what is required in the care of the animal before taking one on.

If you have any information contact 0300 123 8018.

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 2, 2015
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