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SoaB: Detroit Edition

By Joanna Miller in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 14, 2006 3:24PM

2006_08_14snake.JPGThe Transportation Security Administration adjusted its carry-on rules yesterday, allowing passengers to carry up to 4 ounces of liquid nonprescription medicine and solid lipsticks. Many substances remain on the banned list.

One Detroit snake, fed up with the ban, decided to hop on a bus on Saturday instead of catching a flight. (Snakes have dry skin, you know.)

The owner of the pet snake didn’t notice for several stops that it was loose. The snake was found in a small opening under a seat, and mechanics had to remove the seat to free it.

Asked for comment, fellow passenger Samuel L. Jackson said one mothafuckin’ snake on a mothafuckin' bus was actually a welcome surprise because the ride thus far had been quite slow and uneventful. He then asked how the hell he ended up on a bus in Detroit.