A rare Philippine green ring snake has smuggled itself into Germany by hiding in a tourist's underwear.
Helga Gurnsteidl, 31, from Nuremburg, Germany said she was returning after a trip to the Philippines when she put her dirty clothes in the washing machine for cleaning.
She said she discovered the snake after opening the door of the machine to take out the freshly washed clothes.
Apparently, the snake survived the long distance flight and even a tumble in the washing machine.
She immediately called up a local zoo which collected the rare snake and placed it a new home in their reptile house.