FORGET snakes on a plane – this was snakes on a pane.
Workers at a window manufacturer in Yiewsley came into work to find a rarer sort of visitor than they are used to after a corn snake set up home in the premises of West Middlesex Glass in Fairfield Road.
Owner of the business, Martin Kelly, told the Gazette they spotted the creature as they came in to work.
He said: “You could just see this orange thing in one of the gutters; it turned out to be a snake. It turns out that someone letting a flat nearby kept snakes and one of them had escaped before he moved out.
"Luckily we found someone who knew him, so he has got his snake back now. It could have been here since it escaped a few weeks ago."
Neil Inkley, a snake expert and friend of an employee of the company, was brought in to safely remove the metre-long reptile.
Corn snakes’ docile nature means they are popular as pets, and they also rarely grow to more than 1.5m in length.
Yiewsley is a far cry from their usual habitat of the central United States.