A bus passenger in the United Kingdom (UK) was seen covering his face with a snake, which was wrapped around his neck and mouth.
Astonishingly, the witnesses didn’t agitate, but instead found the incident to be amusing when it happened during a bus ride to Manchester earlier on Monday (14th September).
According to SCMP, the other commuters didn’t bat an eye because they initially figured he was wearing a colourful mask. That’s what they thought, before the “mask” started slithering over the hand rails.
“At first I thought he had a really funky mask on, then he let it crawl around the hand rails. No one was really bothered on the bus but a man behind took a video. It was definitely entertaining,” one witness was quoted as saying.
Transportation officials in the UK have told the public that face coverings are mandatory on public transportation during the pandemic. The only exceptions are children under the age of 11 or those who are exempted for health or disability reasons.
A Transport for Greater Manchester spokesperson said, “This needn’t be a surgical mask, passengers can make their own or wear something suitable, such as a scarf or bandana. While there is a small degree of interpretation that can be applied to this, we do not believe it extends to the use of snakeskin, especially when still attached to the snake.”
Watch the incident in the video below: