Police are searching for a missing 6ft snake in County Durham.
Officers have had a report of a missing 6ft brown Cuban Boa snake around Quinn Crescent, in Wingate.
They are reassuring members of the public that the snake does not pose a threat to humans, people are advised not to approach it.
The pet snake was reported messing yesterday, having not been seen by its owners for four days.
If people see it they should ring Durham Constabulary on 101 and quote reference DHM-15082016-0314.