York Regional Police said their officers were called at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday to the area of Bewell and Terrance drives, north of Ninth Line and Steeles Avenue East, for an animal complaint.
Police said there was a large four-foot yellow and brown python on a sewer grate.
Officers went to the scene and “carefully” placed the snake in a tote bag before brining it back to a police station.
Markham animal services went to the station Tuesday morning, took the snake and are now caring for it.
It is not clear where it came from.