Lost Subway Snake Found in Boston

Posted Feb 4th 2011 11:37 AMUpdated Feb 4th 2011 02:00 PM

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"Penelope" the pet snake lost on a Boston subway car last month, has been found and reunited with its owner.

The nonpoisonous Dumeril boa owned by Melissa Moorhead, who often wears the snake draped around her neck, was discovered by a conductor yesterday, reports WHDH-TV.

"Luckily the conductor was really comfortable with snakes so she picked her right up, and they actually didn't know how to get a hold of us so this woman was going to take her home and make sure she was okay and we really appreciated that," Moorhead says.

She says she and her husband knew immediately that the found snake was Penelope, pointing out a distinct white spot under her mouth.

In last month's incident, when Moorhead reported her pet missing, the train was held twice for searches, once at the station -- near the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum -- and at the terminus of the line in Braintree, Mass.



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