Six-foot python found atop garbage truck in Ohio

June 17, 2011 10:28:35 AM PDT
The driver of a garbage truck found a 6-foot Burmese python on its roof after he emptied a trash bin into the truck at a Cincinnati fast-food restaurant. Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett says deputies who were summoned around 11 a.m. Thursday arrived to find the snake on the ground with its tail wrapped around a broom belonging to the driver. A deputy lifted the snake into a cardboard box using the broom.

Barnett says in a statement that the python appeared sluggish at first but revived once inside the box. Animal welfare workers took away the snake.

The sheriff's office says it doesn't know how the python got to the trash bin area.