A 10-feet-long python slithering across the Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai caused a traffic jam on Monday morning, a police official said.
According to the official, the reptile was spotted by motorists on a stretch of the highway at suburban Chunabhatti.
Car drivers and motorcyclists stopped to look at the nearly 10-ft-long snake's attempt to cross the road, causing a traffic jam on the busy highway, he said.
After crossing the road, the python hid under a car.
SEE: Python on Mumbai highway causes traffic jam
After an hour, a team of snake catchers arrived at the spot and rescued the python, the official said.
During the rescue operation, local policemen and their counterparts in the traffic branch also reached the spot and restored normal movement of vehicles, he added.
The rescue video has gone viral with thousands of views across social media platforms.
"Now that's a huge snake," wrote one person in the comments section, while another said, "So shocking".
-- With inputs from Agencies
Photographs: PTI Photos