Ben Shephard, the GMB personality, has appealed for assistance after a ‘6ft snake’ was discovered in the compost.

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Ben Shephard, the GMB personality, has appealed for assistance after a ‘6ft snake’ was discovered in the compost.

BEN SHEPHARD appealed to his supporters for assistance after his mother discovered something threatening in her yard.

Ben Shephard, 46, had an unusual weekend after his mother discovered something unusual in her garden. With the hot weather luring us outside, we’re not the only ones who are taking advantage of the sunshine, as a snake chose to make an appearance in his mother’s compost heap.

Do you know what kind of snake it is? It’s around 6 feet long, according to reports.

Shephard, Ben

With some estimates putting the snake’s length at around 6 feet, the Shephard family was anxious about what kind of snake it could be.

He turned to social media to enlist the help of his followers in identifying the reptile.

He wrote, “Evening Twitter – need your help, mum has this not-so-little resident in her compost heap.”

“Do you know what kind of snake it is? It’s roughly 6 feet long, according to reports!”

Many people flocked to the comments section after hearing about his concerns to voice their thoughts and offer suggestions on what to do.

One quipped, “It’s a sod that snake,” before adding, “No seriously, call the RSPCA or wildlife, you don’t want hissing sid lerking in the lawn, oh my.”

“If I were you, I’d notify RSPCA – gone to compost heap for warmth,” another concurred. It could be a grass snake (lucky you – it may have deposited eggs) or a snake from another country, as 6 feet is fairly large. To begin, contact the RSPCA or your local council.”

“I’m going to say grass snake, a baby waby one,” a third said. I enjoy being tickled and am very pleasant.

The presenter, on the other hand, didn’t seem too enthusiastic as he swiftly retorted, “Rather you than me!”

Top Gear’s Chris Harris offered some advice, stating, “Grass snake.” Things that are lovely. They are non-venomous and can help keep your rodent population down.”

Despite Chris’ soothing remark, Paddy McGuinness, Chris’ BBC co-star, expressed his own opinions.

He was joking around with his pal when he said, “Get the house on the market!”

Ben sent an update on his issue and thanked Paddy personally for the not-so-helpful advice after hundreds of comments.

He chuckled, “Wow, thank you to all for your replies – many very helpful cheers @PaddyMcGuinness.”

“It’s definitely a grass snake, and a beautiful one at that!! I really hope I don’t run into it!!”

“Brinkwire Summary News,” by Ben Elsehwere.

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