A python was close to death after being found dumped on a road.
The Royal Python - which measured more than one metre long - was found in Hammersmith, London and was rushed to Mayhew Animal Home after it was handed into Fulham Police Station, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports.
Gillian Notton, the head of animal welfare at the centre, said: "It was lethargic and freezing. He was very cold but otherwise seems to be in good health. If it had been left out another night it would have died.
"We've put it in a warm place to get heated so it's now thawing and chilling out beside the radiator. Its temperature is getting back to normal."