Snake on Train: Passengers panic after young man releases serpent

The passenger was forced by security to pick up his snake after other passengers panicked.

Snake (illustrative) (photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)
Snake (illustrative)
(photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)
A man released a snake from his backpack at the entrance to the Tel Aviv University train station on Sunday, Mako reported.  
The passengers panicked at the sight of the snake, and refused to enter the station.

The man who released the snake was denied entry to the station. Eventually he was forced to retrieve his snake and leave the area.
This is the second news story involving Israelis and snakes to make the headlines recently.
A 43-year old Israeli man was arrested at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport when he attempted to board a flight to Israel, German Customs said in a press release in January.
The reason for his arrest? He was attempting to smuggle a 15.75 inch boa-constrictor snake in a bag he kept in his pants, Fox News reported.
The reptile was brought to a rescue center in Brandenburg, Germany, after being confiscated from the Israeli traveler.