Whatever it takes to catch a snake

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December 8, 2009 4:48:23 AM PST
How do you catch a 12-foot long Burmese python?

With a garbage can, of course.

A bike rider spotted the snake in Port Tampa, Fla., and stopped by a fire station for help.

Firefighter Aaron Taylor tells the Tampa Tribune it was a monster.

Police and firefighters managed to guide the reptile into a big plastic garbage can.

They rolled it back to the firehouse and waited for a wildlife expert.

Vernon Yates of Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation says the big snake is probably someone's pet because it's "extremely friendly" and well-behaved.