POLICE recently discovered a number of abandoned exotic animals dumped in woodland in Tetbury.

Officers from Cirencester Neighbourhood Policing Team and Rural Crime Team found the animals on Thursday, December 28.

One enclosure contained a scorpion with a cracked golden skull in the corner.

They have now been taken to an exotic pet specialist out of the Gloucestershire area.

Anyone with information contact 101 quoting 0085 of December 28. 

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: One enclosure found by police contained a scorpionOne enclosure found by police contained a scorpion (Image: Cotswolds Police)

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