Winnipeg police put out an unusual warning Saturday evening.

In a tweet posted around 8 p.m., police advise Winnipeg residents to be on the lookout for an eight-foot-long snake.

The large snake, which is described as white in colour, was initially seen in the 600 block of Ebby Avenue.

Animal Services responded to the area but has not located the snake.

Residents are asked to call 911 to report any sightings of the reptile.