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Construction workers digging a sewer line in Paterson, N.J. spotted a 10-foot-long Burmese python in the grass.

It happened behind a Burger King on Tuesday morning.

Paterson Animal Control officer Angel Rivera tells The Record newspaper the snake was probably a pet that the owner didn't want to take care of anymore.

Animal control turned the snake over to a retired biology teacher who operates a program for wayward pets. Gerald Zelenka of Clifton says it appears the snake will soon begin to shed its skin.

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