Orange snake found on back seat of bus

Joanne Searle was alerted to the unusual lost item while driving in Shipley, near Bradford, at around midday on Saturday.

Barry Cliff, general manager of TLC Travel, told Sky News: “A passenger boarded the bus and shouted from the back, ‘there’s a snake at the back of your bus – stop the bus!’

“The driver – Jo – stopped the bus and the police were called and they came and took it away. It was a 2ft-long corn snake.”

Most unusual call today? Has to go to the bus driver reporting a snake at the back of the bus!! Snake has been safely removed and the bus is back on its usual route #noteveryday 🐍🐍

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Orange snake found on back seat of bus
Orange snake found on back seat of bus

Mr Cliff said he had since heard from the owner of the snake, who said he was taking the reptile to a shop to find out what sex it was.

“When he got to the shop he looked in the box and it was empty,” he continued.

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Mr Cliff added: “We have had false teeth left behind and glasses, phones, wallets and purses, but never a snake.”

West Yorkshire Police described the call-out as “unusual”.

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