A Winnipeg resident was surprised on Tuesday to discover a five-foot Ball python in a dumpster behind an apartment building.
The snake is not poisonous.
The resident called police; one of the officers used a small recycling box to corral and hold the snake.
The police then called the city’s animal services department.
They came right away and rescued the animal.
Ball pythons are a bit smaller than most pythons. Ball pythons are about one metre long.
Police said that finding a snake in this way is extremely rare—it almost never happens.
The person who discovered the snake had been putting out their garbage and heard a noise; they saw a snake moving around.
The snake will be held until a good home can be found for it.