Pet snake causes a stir

Jack with his Corn snake
Jack with his Corn snake

PET-loving pupils had a wildly exciting day when they came face-to-face with a metre-long snake during a pet day at school.

Children at Pocklington Infant School were intrigued by the corn snake brought in by seven-year-old Jack Dent.

Jack has had the slippery serpent since just before Easter.

The snake was found in a sewer by its previous owner.

Dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and even chickens were brought in on the pet day.

Sarah Smith, a teacher at the school, said: “The children had a lovely day and were outside for most of the morning.

“Most of the children and teachers touched the snake, which we didn’t think we would do.”

The school decided to have a pet day to kick-off a new topic about animals and movement.