Snake spurs evacuation of Hong Kong commuter train


Published in Weird News

(UPI) Commuters were evacuated from a Hong Kong train during rush hour Monday morning when a snake measuring more than a foot long was spotted on board.

Police said the Island Line MTR train was evacuated at Admiralty station at 7:37 a.m. Monday when passengers spotted the snake slithering loose through a train car.

The passengers were boarded onto a replacement train and MTR employees were able to capture the serpent in a cardboard box.


The snake was carted away by police and a snake catcher later identified the reptile as a California king snake, a non-venomous species native to the United States.

Police said the snake will be taken to Kadoorie Farm for care.

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