Snake 'disguises' itself in noodles at China stall, ends up getting flushed down toilet by diner

A woman in China was about to tuck into a bowl of noodles when she saw an extra unwanted 'ingredient' -- a snake.

According to Shanghaiist, the student had purchased the noodles from a take-out stall on Jun 16 and brought it back to her dormitory for consumption.

It was then that she saw the small serpent 'camouflaging' itself among the noodles.

She subsequently snapped a photo of her dish and flushed the contents of her purchase down the toilet bowl.

The photo was posted on social media, and it caught the attention of health authorities, who made a trip down to the stall for a spot-check.

There, the owner denied that the snake had come from his kitchen.

Officials however, still temporarily ordered the stall to be closed due to its unhygienic conditions.