Nightmarish footage shows the moment a massive snake slithered out from a hole in a shop wall in the middle of a busy street in Birmingham, England.
The huge reptile can be seen emerging on the road outside a row of businesses along Witton Road, in Aston, Birmingham, on Monday, June 19.
The creature was caught by staff at a nearby butcher’s shop, who lured it into a pipe before placing it into a plastic container.
It’s the second time in a matter of days a snake has been captured in the area after police discovered a boa constrictor in the middle of the road on Saturday, June 17.
On that occasion, officers ushered the animal into a pillow case using a broom before it was taken to a pet shop.
It is not yet known what has since happened to the second snake after it was caught by workers at Daud Halal Meat and Poultry.
But footage obtained by Birmz of Grime showing the moment it crawled out onto the busy road near Villa Park has been compared to a “horror film.”
One web user said: “Na, you’d see me run a mile mate. Like something from a horror film that. My worst nightmare.”
Another added: “Wots going on with all these snakes?”
A third put: “It was probably have been terrified itself, poor thing, hope it’s somewhere safe now.”
One resident, who did not want to be named, said it is believed the snakes belonged to one woman who lived nearby.
He said: “Apparently this woman has gone away, some are saying to prison, but I’m not sure, and she has all these snakes which have now got out.
“There’s supposed to be two more than have escaped.
“If that’s the case then somebody needs to get into that property soon in case there are any more or alert the public that’s the case.”
After police caught the first snake on Park Lane, in Aston, they joked about “often having to deal with the odd slippery customer”.
A force spokesperson added: “Officers got an off-the-scale shock when they encountered a boa constrictor in the middle of a busy Birmingham road.
“Officers from our operational support unit were driving down Park Lane yesterday afternoon when they spotted the large snake moving across the road.
“But they soon had the situation in the bag as they gently maneuvered the creature into a pillowcase before taking it for checks at a local reptile center.
“Staff at Birmingham Reptiles confirmed that the common boa constrictor had come to no harm and they’ll be looking after it until its owner claims it or it’s rehomed.”
Produced in association with SWNS Talker
Edited by Saba Fatima and Asad Ali