LONDON - A list of bizarre things that British students leave behind in their rooms includes snakes and white rabbits among other things.
The audit carried out by British student accommodation provider Unite has revealed that trophy traffic cones and road signs are no longer the must-have collectibles.
Instead, students are leaving behind a more eclectic group of items when they leave their digs at the end of the year, and pets were among the unusual items left behind.
Unite found a pair of budgies, a six-foot snake, and a white rabbit that had been left behind by their owners.
Among the other items left behind were frozen chicken feet, an inflatable pool, which was filled with water, a scuba diving suit and a pole-dancing pole.
The most common items left behind were mobile phone chargers (24 per cent), while almost one in five (19 per cent) of the items found were text books and one in ten (11 per cent) were iPods.
“After a year of working hard and playing hard, it is no surprise that students forget to pack everything at the end of term - and what they leave behind never fails to surprise us,” the Telegraph quoted Nathan Goddard, Unite sales and marketing director, as saying.
“From the risque to the ridiculous, we often wonder how these items make it into their rooms in the first place,” he added.
Unite, which has properties in 23 UK cities and towns said it tries to reunite students with their belongings.
Unclaimed items are donated to charity or recycled and all pets are found a good home.
The 10 most bizarre items:
1. A six-foot snake.
2. Pole dancing pole.
3. Life-size skeleton.
4. Pair of budgies.
5. Giant white pet rabbit.
6. 10ft inflatable outdoor pool filled with water.
7. Frozen chicken feet.
8. A whip and a copy of the Kama Sutra.
9. Scuba diving suit with air tank and flippers.
10. Full-size air hockey table. (ANI)