Snake on a (Nicaraguan) bus

November 4, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – There have been snakes on a plane, and now there are snakes — or at least one very big one — on a bus.

Passengers had a nasty surprise on a Nicaraguan bus on Monday when they discovered they were traveling with a boa constrictor that was two meters (more than six feet) long, local television reported.

The bus made a sudden stop when the reptile was discovered and passengers hailed “the boa hero” — a member of the public — who saw the commotion and tamed the snake by holding its head firmly in his hands for several hours.

An animal expert with the government arrived on the scene four hours later, got the snake into a container and took it to a local zoo.

“If you find one of these animals, do not be alarmed,” said hero Francisco García, saying the snakes are harmless unless attacked.

Authorities have not explained how the snake came to be on the bus, headed to a university in the city of León.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Reader photos: Beauty at Jacó Beach
Photos & Video
611 views
Photos & Video
611 views

Reader photos: Beauty at Jacó Beach

The Tico Times - January 19, 2019

At The Tico Times, we love great photos of Costa Rica. Share your favorite original photos with us at: alejandro@ticotimes.net.  Reader Naomi shared…

Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Jan. 18, 2019)
Op-Ed
5413 views
Op-Ed
5413 views

Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Jan. 18, 2019)

The Tico Times - January 19, 2019

The Tico Times is proud to be an independent, English-language news source in Costa Rica. Our readers regularly submit editorials…

Costa Rica soccer announces squad to face United States
La Sele
760 views
La Sele
760 views

Costa Rica soccer announces squad to face United States

AFP and The Tico Times - January 19, 2019

Costa Rica’s new men's national soccer team manager, Gustavo Matosas, summoned a revamped lineup without most of its best-known figures…