Twitter user Anne Keane posted a video of a co-passenger on her train carrying a large snake in his lap. The boomerang video doesn't show the man's face, only the snake in his hands.
"There were definitely people giving looks like, 'What's going on over there?'" she told The Boston Globe. "One guy asked if he could hold it, so he actually held it while his friend took photos," she added.
Ms Keane shot a video of the snake and tweeted it asking if snakes were in fact allowed on the train.
"Snake. On the train. @mbta uh...what's the policy here?" she tweeted tagging the official handle of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.
Luckily, MBTA responded to her tweet and cleared her doubts. As it turns out, snakes or other small animals are allowed on trains but need to be carried in containers.
Thanks for the details. During peak hours, small domestic animals must be kept in a lap-sized carrier. Policy: https://t.co/ctmxu9AWMK- MBTA (@MBTA) August 7, 2017
People on Twitter of course are reacting to the post.
In summary: snek in box plz- Eric Douglas Pratt (@ericdpratt) August 7, 2017
Hell no!!!- Erin Boyd (@eboyd514) August 7, 2017
A Red Line passenger brought an uncaged snake on the train this afternoon. How are people still sitting next to him? https://t.co/shdhKCCQIX- BostonTweet (@BostonTweet) August 8, 2017
I'm likely an outlier in this, but seeing a snake on the train like that would make my entire week. I would never shut up about it.- Laura Alix (@LauraAlix) August 7, 2017
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