An appeal has been launched to trace the owner of a corn snake that was found on a bus near Chester.
The young reptile, which has been described as 'totally harmless', was discovered on an Arriva bus said to have been travelling between Chester, Flint, Deeside and possibly Ellesmere Port on Sunday (May 22).
It is now being looked after by staff at Contact Pets, Deeside, who say they are reluctant to give too much away about the snake's description as they are keen to trace the rightful owner.
Sarah Hewertson from Contact Pets told The Chronicle: "It is a young totally harmless corn snake and they come in all sorts of colour morphs. It was found on an Arriva bus, but we're not 100% sure where the bus was going or coming from as we weren't given that information.
"It's very unusual to lose a snake on a bus so someone must have an idea if they are missing one. It is now being looked after by us.
"If you are the owner or know someone who is, please call 01244 280880."
And the snake isn't the only pet that's been found in the Chester area. St Oswald's Primary School in Mollington tweeted earlier today that anyone who has lost a tortoise should contact them.