This is the moment firefighters help catch a snake seen casually slithering on a set of power cables.
The 8-foot reptile was spotted by resident Ms Wang as she left her home to go shopping on 18th April, according to the fire service in Zunyi City in south-western China’s Guizhou Province.
Footage shows a fireman standing on a wall while prodding the serpent with a long stick, but the persistent snake refuses to budge while coiling its long body around the power line.
The cables run the entire length of the street, with the animal – 2.3 metres (8 feet) long – believed to have slithered up a utility pole earlier, reports.
The fire service is later seen catching the snake using a grasping too before placing it in a sack.
Rescuers said they were unable to identify the snake’s species, but guessed the animal was most likely non-venomous.
No residents came to any harm during the process, and the snake was not injured during the capture, the authorities said.
The reptile was handed over to local wildlife officials who have since released it back into the wild.
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