A snake caused panic among residents when it was found moving around a street in the Page Hall area of Sheffield.
The creature was found inside a hole in a garden wall on Willoughby Street.
Residents coaxed it out and then used a grabber stick and a storage box to bundle it safely away.
The RSPCA were called to the scene on Wednesday afternoon and took the snake away.
It is believed the animal was a corn snake, a North American species that constricts its small prey to death but is harmless to humans.