A young corn snake has been reunited with his owner after going missing a year ago.
Adventurous Emett managed to survive in the great outdoors after escaping from his home in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire.
The reptile was eventually found in a residential area nearby and handed into the Scottish SPCA's animal rescue and rehoming centre in Glasgow on 2 October.
The animal welfare charity issued a public appeal on social media and was delighted to track down Emett's owner.
Rachel Mansfield, assistant manager at the centre, said: "We were shocked when the owner revealed he had been missing for a year.
"As Emett was just a tiny baby when they got him, he had managed to get out through a small gap.
"Snakes are notorious escape artists and can often squeeze through much smaller spaces than you might think."
Ms Mansfield said it was "amazing" that the snake had managed to survive outside for a year.
She added: "Since being home Emett has enjoyed a nice bath, a good meal and had a good full shed too.
"We're always delighted to reunite an animal with their owner, whatever shape or size the animal might be."