Highway worker in Ohio rescues snake found along roadway

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — A state highway worker in northern Ohio made a slithering discovery.

The Ohio Department of Transportation worker in March found an aquarium lying on the side of the road with an 8-foot boa constrictor.

Buddy Malone tells WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/1RZvkuz ) in Toledo that he brought the snake back to the highway department garage and they then contacted Bowling Green State University.

Biology professor Eileen Underwood says the workers likely saved the snake.

She says the boa, named “ODOT” by students, is doing great now. Underwood says the snake is a real sweetheart.

Officials don’t know how the snake came to be abandoned.