Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Snake Stops Bullet Train In Japan

What would you do if you were travelling on a train, perhaps reading a newspaper, or listening to music, and you glanced at the seat next to you and noticed a snake curled up on it? This happened in Japan on 4th July, when a red and black snake was found on a seat in the third carriage on a bullet train travelling between Shin-Osaka and Kyoto stations. The train was stopped and workers from an animal control center captured the snake, much to the relief of the passengers on board.

The snake turned out to be one that escaped from a cage another passenger had on board. It was a non-venomous Honduran milk snake native to Central America. The train traveled on its merry way and the commuters reached their destinations unharmed.

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