ONE man decided to get his snake out in the spring sunshine on Tuesday afternoon in the middle of Darlington town centre.

Even cold-blooded creatures were feeling the heat so one reptile-lover gave his pet snake a quick bath on High Row to cool off.

Shoppers were amazed to see the man uncoil the snake from his shoulders and let him writhe around in the Water Cascade steps opposite the Indoor Market.

The bizarre scene was captured on video before the snake was picked back up again to continue his day out with his owner.