A homeowner had the fright of her life when she found a snake on her doorstep.
The reptile, which turned out to be a royal or ball python, was found slithering round on tiles at her front door of her home in Gillingham.
A picture of the snake was put on the Animals Lost and Found in Kent Facebook page in the hope its owner could be found.
The post was shared many times, but its owner has not yet been located.
The Trinity Veterinary Centre, in Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, now has the python.
Staff posted on its Facebook page: "A stray snake has been handed into us after being found in Gillingham.
"If you are missing a snake and think it may be yours please let us know."