A boa constrictor has been reported missing from a house in Lincolnshire.
Police have warned members of the public not to approach the snake which has a white tail and grey, black and brown spots.
It was reported missing from a house in Union Street in Boston at around 7pm on Wednesday.
The snake is not venomous but boa constrictors attack prey with their teeth and then constrict it until they die.
A police spokesman said:
We are advising people to stay away from a snake after it was reported missing from a Boston property.
The snake’s owner reported it missing from the house in Union Street at just after 7pm yesterday evning.
Anyone who sees what they believe to be a snake is asked to call 999 quoting incident 361 of November 28.