A six-foot long Burmese python was found at a Cincinnati fast food restaurant on Thursday when a garbage truck driver emptied a trash bin.
Python, which is one of the largest species of snakes, was found wrapped around a broom before deputies were called around 11 am to take away the reptile.
The snake was then taken way by animal welfare workers after it was lifted into a cardboard box using the broom.
The python appeared sluggish at first but revived once inside the box, Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Steve said in a statement.
Officials said they were not sure how the python got into the trash bin area.