A grass snake which was seen in a street has sadly died.

Grant Marcus, 22, was in Deacons Hill Road, near Elstree & Borehamwood station, last Friday morning when he found the reptile slithering along the pavement.

Concerned it may be someone's pet, Grant covered the snake under a blue box before calling the RSCPA.

Borehamwood Times:

An officer from the animal welfare charity arrived later that morning to collect the snake but discovered it was bleeding from its mouth.

It died a little while later.

The RSPCA believe it died from some sort of head injury that it had sustained previously.