Weird Pet News, The Boston “T” wants cash to rid car of snake germs

We don't think it would have come to this but...you never know. From Snakes on a Train, photo: dreadcentral.com

We don't think it would have come to this but...you never know. From Snakes on a Train, photo: dreadcentral.com

If you lose your snake on the Boston T, don’t expect a free ride! A 3 foot boa constrictor was lost for almost a month on the Red Line.  Apparently, there were some good eats on the T…I mean we know about the rats on the train lines in NYC . The snake was found about a month later and he incurred quite a bill, for clean up that is.

The snake’s mommy peep, Melissa Moorhouse was handed a bill for $650 to cover the cleaning of the car to rid any potential  traces of salmonella.  Our question is, how do they know he was confined to just that car?  Maybe he was car hopping at night or riding around on different lines with spray paint tagging cars with “SSSSSSS was here.”  The police will think it’s a new gang but alas, it’s just a little boa constrictor humor.

Our advice…Melissa…send the T a bill for rat removal!

From NECN.com More:

It was a story that attracted attention – a snake loose on an MBTA train. but now it’s the bill handed to the snake’s owner that is raising eyebrows.

Snake owner Melissa Moorhouse says she received a $650 bill from the MBTA for cleaning costs related to the location of the snake, which the letter notes is a violation of the T’s pet policy.

The letter explains:

To rid the subway car of any traces of germs such as salmonella, which may have been left by your snake, MBTA maintenance crews had to scrub and disinfect the Red Line car in which your snake was found.

The MBTA took this necessary action based on information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which states, “Children under five years old and people with weak immune systems should avoid contact with reptiles and any items that have been in contact with reptiles and amphibians.”

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