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Missing Snake Surfaces on Boston Train


"This is Penelope."

After her pet boa "Penelope" went missing in January, Melissa Moorhouse worried she might never see her beloved pet again. The three-foot snake had slithered her way out of Melissa's coat during a ride on a Boston red-line train.

But weeks later, the snake surfaced once again, stunning one train conductor who discovered her in the train attendant cabin.

It turns out the train conductor is a snake-over herself and managed to scoop up the reptile for transit authorities to return to its owners:

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