Can’t resist re-sharing this post from a few years back, it caused quite a stir when it was read out on the radio, until they got to the last sentence.
You can imagine our engineer’s surprise when he opened up our customer’s telephone system and this little fellow slithered out!
A customer had complained that they appeared to have an intermittent fault with their system, one minute it would be working as it should, then quite inexplicably the lights on the system would start flashing and the phones would start ringing but with no-one at the other end.
Engineer Jamie went to investigate, he said that he unscrewed the system and the snake calmly slithered out onto the floor. He managed to pick the reptile up and take a quick photo before taking it outside and releasing it onto a grassy area.
The telephone system was pronounced fault free so we can only assume that the snake had been the cause of the strange happenings. The Medway Amphibian & Reptile Society were delighted by our find “We really couldn’t believe our eyes; we think you have found one of the rarest forms of grass snakes in Kent” said Director Mrs April Furst.