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Snake gets loose on Philadelphia bus, leading to evacuation

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Officials say a 4-foot-long boa constrictor got loose on a Philadelphia bus, leading to an emergency evacuation.

Transit authority officials say a man carrying a boa constrictor boarded the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority bus just before 3 p.m. Sunday.

The snake's owner, 26-year-old Koron Riley, says he had the snake draped around his neck and hidden under his jacket.

The bus had to be evacuated after the snake somehow got loose and coiled itself under a seat. A mechanic was able to dismantle the seat, allowing a transit police officer to retrieve the snake and return it to Riley.

SEPTA policy allows riders to bring service animals or small, contained pets onto trains or buses.

Police haven't decided if charges will be filed.

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