A boa constrictor has been confirmed missing in Portsmouth.
Hampshire Police went to a house in Furze Lane, Eastney after a report of a missing snake on Thursday, July 25.
The RSPCA and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service also went to the scene.
The owner has been located by police and the snake was assessed as posing a low risk to members of the public.
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "An animal rescue specialist from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service attended. A thermal imagery camera was used to try to find the snake.
"It is believed the snake may be in nearby hedgerow."
More top news
Kind-hearted families have raised thousands for a vital heart machine at Southampton General Hospital. We've been hearing their stories
Actors Sir Anthony Hopkins and Mark Wahlberg have been pictured in Gosport, filming for the new Transformers blockbuster.
Thursday night's weather for the east of the region