A CORN snake is missing and on the loose in Southend. 

The pet snake is believed to have gone missing this morning after escaping from its owner. 

According to reports, the red corn snake, escaped from its owner on the way back from the vets. 

It is believed to be in the area of Mansell Close and Eastwood Park. 

Reptile lovers often keep corn snakes as pets due to their temperament and moderate size. 

The snake is not believed to be dangerous.