Escaped snake on the loose brings terror to Neasden
PUBLISHED: 13:09 23 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:11 23 February 2016
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A snake has escaped from its home in Neasden bringing terror to the neighbourhood.
A neighbour who called the Times, who asked not to be named, claimed the snake slithered upstairs from its home in Bermans Way into the flat of a family with a young child.
However it is unclear if the snake is trapped in the family’s flat or has moved on leading to uncertainty for horrified residents on the street.
It is not known what type of snake it is.
The RSPCA came to the property but failed to locate the reptile.
Another neighbour, who is disabled and wishes to be anonymous, said the owners of the snake also own three Staffordshire Bull Terriers which are terrorising locals by jumping into their gardens and defecating everywhere.
She said: “I saw the owners who said ‘we lost a snake’. She thought it was funny but it’s not.
“I am scared of snakes. When I heard about it I thought oh my God, it could come to me and I can’t move.”
She added: “I know the dogs and know they are not ferocious but they can turn at any time.”
The owners of the snake live in a privately-owned flat however many of the neighbours are tenants of Genesis Housing Association (GHA).
A spokeswoman for GHA confirmed to the Times they had received complaints about the dogs and the escaped snake.
She added: “Genesis has written to the residents to make them aware that their dogs are running into neighbouring gardens as there is no boundary fence at their property. We have highlighted that this is a concern as our residents feel unable to use their gardens safely.
“Regarding the snake, we have been informed that it is still missing.
“Genesis takes the well-being of its tenants very seriously and our neighbourhood manager will continue to work closely with our residents to provide support and assistance during this time.”