Terrified pedestrians noticed a huge python above their heads – camouflaged among electricity cables.
Startled office worker Carmela Santos Torres froze with fear under the post when she saw the reptile among the wires in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on December 27.
She said: ‘Only some parts of the snake’s body could be seen from the ground. If it wasn’t for the people shouting around me, I doubt I’ll ever know there was a snake laying up there.
‘It’s scary because it could have fallen down on anybody .’
Carmela added that as soon as she noticed the snaked, she quickly backtracked and recorded video of he snake when she was at a safe distance.
She said: ‘I don’t know what happened to the snake but it was gone when I came back later that day. It may have returned to its habitat after being found by people.’