PICTURES: The RSPCA's most unusual rescues from 2018
A man had a fright when he sat down for breakfast to discover a snake in his cereal box, an animal charity said as it revealed its most surprising rescues of the last year.
It was one of a series of incidents highlighted by the RSPCA as they rounded up their top animal rescues of 2018, including a venomous scorpion, a cat impaled on railings, and a hamster rescued by a hand-crafted ladder after being stuck in a pipe for almost a week.
A fox was found wedged in a front car grille more than 12 hours after being hit in an accident
RSPCA animal collection officer Glenn Baird had to use butter to free her. He said: I put butter inside the pipe using a lolly stick, removed the vent cover with my hammer and pushed her. Luckily, she slid right out.