Police were called in to capture a 14ft snake after it was spotted on the loose at a construction site in Scotland.
The shocking discovery came shortly after officers received multiple reports of massive constrictor-type reptiles on the streets of the Inverclyde town in Renfrewshire.
Video shared on social media shows the heavy-bodied serpent lying on the grass near a pub on the Drumfrochar Road in Greenock.
A worker is heard saying: "F***ing hell man, look at the size of it."
Another picture showed the snake being placed alongside a mini van before the animal welfare officers took it away.
Police Scotland confirmed the snake has been captured and revealed that it measured approximately 14 foot long.
It is currently being examined and cared for at a local veterinary practice.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said at this stage there have been a number of other similar reports relating to snakes being spotted in the local community, reported Daily Record.
Inspector Paul Thompson at Greenock Police Station said: “Officers are currently dealing with the reports of a number of sightings of large snakes in the Greenock and Gourock area.
“I would urge anyone who may come across a snake not to approach it, but to call police reporting its position.
“At this stage we are carrying out local enquiries in order to establish if anyone is missing any snakes."
It is unclear what breed of snake the creatures are or how the animals came to be roaming around the streets.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish SPCA said they had received no reports of snakes in the town yesterday (February 2).
Anyone with information about the snakes is asked to call police on the 101 number, quoting the reference number 1700 of 2 February.”
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