This is the moment a cop catches a five-foot snake with his bare hands and yanks it out of the ceiling boards above a homeowner’s kitchen.
Officer Wang Xiaolong, with the Wainan Police Station in Xichang City in south-western China’s Sichuan Province, was called to the home late in the evening on 13th May.
The homeowner, who has not been named, telephoned the police after hearing sounds in his ceiling and finding, to his shock, the 1.5-metre (5-foot) king ratsnake (Elaphe carinata).
While the snake is not deadly to humans, the homeowner nonetheless decided to call the cops to help him evict it.
Video from the home shows Officer Wang standing on a stood in the kitchen and reaching into the ceiling boards without gloves or any other form of protective clothing.
The uniformed policeman grabs the snake at both ends, holding it by the tail and head, before revealing it to his colleagues and the impressed homeowner.
Another policeman puts Wang’s cap back on his head as the brave cop smiles for the camera.
According to the police, the ratsnake weighed roughly 2.2 lbs and was later released back into the wild. The ratsnake owes its name to the fact that it preys on other snakes, even cobras.