A South African man captured video of a ranger using his bare hands to capture a snake found inside the bowl of his toilet.

Mpho Rangata captured video of rangers attempting to capture the snake that turned up inside the toilet at his Pretoria home.

The video shows the rangers attempting to use a pole to extract the serpent from the commode, but the slippery snake foils their efforts.

One of the rangers eventually grabs the snake with his hands and pulls it out.

"There [were] more than three attempts to capture the snake, but finally on the last attempt the ranger managed to capture the snake with his HANDS!" Rangata wrote.