A pet snake who has been missing for six months has turned up in its neighbour's toilet.
The incident took place at a home in the city of Hangzhou, in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang, when a female resident found a brightly-coloured snake in the toilet.
She called the fire brigade and even donned a pair of plastic gloves to try to remove the reptile herself.
Firefighters arrived on the scene and successfully captured the reptile, identified as a non-venomous corn snake.
The fire brigade also learned the snake had escaped from a neighbour's house about six months ago and had not been seen since.
Firefighters returned the missing corn snake to the home of the owner who was now taking care of it.
In a video, the woman is seen bravely tugging at the brightly-coloured snake as a firefighter shines a torch on the toilet.
In the next scene, a firefighter takes over and manages to uncoil the reptile from around the toilet seat.
He then shows the snake to the young woman while holding it in his hand.
Do you have a story tip? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.