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4-foot python removed from sewer grate in Markham

Police officers responded after a four-foot snake was found on a sewer grate in Markham over the weekend. Twitter / @YRP

A four-foot long snake is now in the care of animal services after it was removed from a sewer grate in Markham on Sunday.

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.

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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.

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It is not clear where it came from.

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