A police hunt has been launched after a 9ft snake went missing in Broughty Ferry.
The giant reptile was reported missing at around 6pm today, but could have escaped any time after 8am.
Police said tonight that the snake had gone missing in residential Portree Avenue.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “We are advising members of the public of a pet snake that has gone missing from the Portree Avenue area of Broughty Ferry, Dundee.
“The snake is described as 9ft in length and the thickness of an arm.
“However, it is said to be very docile and not thought to be any danger to the public.
“Police Scotland and SSPCA are working to trace the animal and are appealing for anyone with information to call 101.”