A metre long snake was found close to death after spending the night on a pavement in Hammersmith.
It’s thought the snake, named Ebenezer, had been out in the cold for about a night.
Head of animal welfare at the rescue centre, Gillian Notton, said: ‘’Ebenezer was freezing and had run out of energy but otherwise seems to be in good health. If it had been left out another night it would have died or would have been run over.
‘’Ebenezer’s temperature is getting back to normal. We’ll look after the snake and then it will go to a reptile rescue centre when its recovered.’’
It’s not the first time a snake has been handed into The Mayhew. The rescue centre also get rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets and even a tortoise.