Saddam was probably used to dining in style, but troops found his fridge stocked with chocolate bars and lemonade.
And in the garden, they discovered a string of sausages which had been hung out to dry.
Saddam's hiding place was in the town of Ad Dawr, just 10 miles from his hometown of Tikrit in northern Iraq.
Saddam has now been taken to a secret location for questioning.
US President George W Bush has promised that Saddam will get a fair trial.