October 18, 2015
If you thought bed bugs were bad, the latest scare on SEPTA bus will be sure to make you queezy.
A man who boarded SEPTA's Route 52 bus in West Philadelphia took his pet snake, a 4-foot-long boa constrictor, on board with him Sunday afternoon, concealing the reptile under a jacket as it wrapped itself cozily around his neck, FOX 29 reports.
At some point, the snake got away from its owner and slithered off unseen until a passenger spotted it coiled up on another seat.
Once notified, the driver immediately halted the bus and evacuated passengers before calling animal control around 3 p.m., according to SEPTA.
Everyone on board was able to safely exit the bus at 52nd and Westminster Avenue. According to 6 ABC, the owner of the snake was able to corral the animal and remove it from the bus after about an hour.
SEPTA is investigating the incident.