BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A New Jersey State trooper played the part of snake charmer Saturday morning.

Police say a maintenance worker spotted a python inside a broken aquarium on the side of the Garden State Parkway in Bloomfield.

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Trooper Steven Vallejo responded and used his baton to pick up the snake.

Police say the python was not harmed. It was taken to an exotic pet store in Lodi.

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