A shocked Ayrshire man called the Scottish SPCA after finding a snake in his bathroom.
Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted when the juvenile male corn snake was discovered inside a vent by a resident of Grant Place in Kilmarnock last Thursday evening.
Now named Lou, the 20-inch long snake is being cared for at the charity’s Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
Animal Rescue Officer Tricia Smith said, “I think it’s safe to say the man who found Lou got quite a fright.“He was in the bathroom when he heard a strange noise coming from inside the vent.
“When he went to investigate, Lou came out of the vent and wrapped himself around the toilet roll holder, where he stayed until I arrived.
“Lou is around a year old and he’s a feisty wee snake. He was flicking his tail as I tried to contain him but he’s calmed down now.
“It’s likely Lou has strayed from home but unfortunately no neighbours recognised him or knew who he might belong to.
“Hopefully someone will come forward following our appeal but if we’re not able to reunite Lou with his owner we’ll find him a new home.”
Anyone who recognises Lou is being asked to call the Scottish SPCA Animal Helpline on 03000 999 999.