One of the world’s deadliest snakes was found on an industrial estate in Salford after surviving a 4,000-mile trip from Pakistan.
The highly venomous animal had travelled inside a shipping container to Manchester Brick Specialists last month. A forklift driver spotted the reptile lying among the bricks on December 17.
Logistics manager Michael Regan trapped the animal in a cardboard box before reporting the find to the RSPCA. READ MORE: 'Remorseless' teenager who brutally murdered dad-to-be jailed for at least 16 years After researching online, staff a the Langley Road firm matched the snake to an image of a saw-scaled viper – but had no idea just how dangerous it was.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk