This headless snake was found on a flood protection bank by a river.
What would behead a snake? Bird of prey or possible an otter?
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I think the most likely culprit would be a human...
Yes, THAT looks likely. What a shame.
I am not too sure about the human possibility. There is what looks like sand on the top of the body, and the river, only 40ft or so away, has got a sandy beach along it; so the snake was probably caught there. I can't see why a human would catch the snake on the sand and carry it up to the top of the flood barrier, going through a small wooded area on the way, in order to dispatch it (what looks like the head is visible by the body).
As you say, what a shame (who/what ever did it).
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