The ISPCA is looking for a special home for a python found in County Leitrim this summer.
The snake, named Penelope by rescuers, was discovered in a park in July and taken to a reptile centre for rehabilitation.
Teams monitored the snake for several weeks to ensure she was healthy and eating following a veterinary assessment.
Following health checks, the ISPCA now says she's ready to move in with someone who has the "specialist knowledge and skills to provide proper care for her, for the rest of her life".
ISPCA Senior Inspector Kevin McGinley said it is important Penelope "goes to an experienced reptile keeper".
"We rescued a few snakes that were on the loose this summer, and would like to remind the public that these reptiles make great escape artists", he said.
He called for people to make sure enclosures are "secure, and please don’t deliberately release them".
The python was first spotted by a member of the public walking near Leitrim’s Kinlough Park, and was eventually caught by a volunteer, nearly one week after her first appearance.
When she was secured, Penelope was identified as a Royal Python, approximately three years old and one meter in length.
She was in relatively good condition, but slightly hungry.