St Neots Rock Snake Spreads Lockdown Joy


St Neots Rock Snake Spreads Lockdown Joy

A snake made of hundreds of brightly painted rocks and pebbles has captured a community’s imagination in lockdown.

Gemma Keech, who lives on the Love’s Farm development in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, started the rock art with a snake face painted on one stone.

Her children added a couple more for its body and she put up a sign asking people to add, but “don’t take away” to see how long it could grow.

The rocky reptile is now made up of about 300 stones.

It has been described as “awesome”, “great” and “so cute” by some of the dozens of residents who have contributed their own rocks.

Mrs Keech said she had seen the idea in her mother’s town, and her children wanted to do the same thing.

Although the snake was barely more than a head and a very stubby body when they started last week, others soon added their own painted rocks to its length.

The artwork has now wriggled its way around the park railings where it first came to life.

It was about 10m (33ft) when she measured it earlier this week, but more rocks have since been added.

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A photograph of the rocky reptilian was taken by local police officers, who described it on Facebook as a “wonderful example of community spirit”, which they “would… encourage others to add to”.

Mrs Keech said when she saw police were writing about the snake she was “terrified I might have done something wrong – then I realised they liked it”.

St Neots Rock Snake Spreads Lockdown Joy


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