Bede’s School has welcomed two twin corn snakes to its animal management unit.
The snakes were given to the school in Upper Dicker by Drusillas Park in Alfriston.
Paul Juniper, head of animal management said: “We are very grateful to Drusillas Park for this donation. Their zoo staff have always been a great source of support and advice, ever since we started our own collection. Our Sixth Form students studying Animal Management very much enjoy their regular lessons there too.
“Corn snakes, found naturally in North America, are generally docile and are non-venomous. Indeed they are beneficial to humans, since they help to control populations of wild rodent pests that damage crops and spread diseases. They also make popular pets and there are many morphs, or variations, in the skin patterns.”