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A member of staff of the railway operator, commonly known as JR Central, captured the snake and handed it to local authorities, according to the company. 

Brave or dumb if this railway staff had no idea whether or not the snake was venomous.

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A member of staff of the railway operator, commonly known as JR Central, captured the snake

He can add snake handling to his job description!

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"Snakes on a Train" movie tried in 2006. IMBD reviews only 2.2.

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Poor little snake didn't have a leg to stand on

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Samuel L. Jackson and crew forgot the snake after they finished filming.

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Most likely a local Japanese Rat Snake, very common in Japan and not poisonous at all.

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So what speed was the snake travelling relative to a stationary observer to the side of the track?

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Unticketed passenger escorted from train. At least it was saved the embarrassment of being frog marched off.

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He can add snake handling to his job description!

@Captain. LOL

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Most likely a local Japanese Rat Snake, very common in Japan and not poisonous at all.

Yep. We had a little Red Racer come visit our office one day and the resulting pandemonium was such you would have thought a big (and very poisonous) Mojave Green was in there.

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In the rice fields near our house, you can find the rat snake doing its job of controlling the rats.

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Wasn’t there a movie about that with that guy out of Pulp Fiction?

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When asked by investigators how he got on the train without a ticket, the reptile replied that he just "snaked on"

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Just glad I live somewhere there are no snakes not even at the zoo.

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Did the snake have a valid ticket?

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Just glad I live somewhere there are no snakes not even at the zoo.

Antarctica? Snakes are ubiquitous world wide except maybe in the polar regions.

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Why did the snake catch the bullet train in Japan?

Because it wanted to get to its destination in a hissterically short amount of time.

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Antarctica? Snakes are ubiquitous world wide except maybe in the polar regions.

Not true. None in Ireland or New Zealand, at least

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What's with all the snake hate? Most species do us a favor by keeping pests and rodent populations in check. If we don't bother them, they leave us alone. From time to time, we are all around snakes, sometimes they are venomous.

I've been in fields FULL of rattlesnakes and in swamps full of cottonmouth snakes. Don't scare them or come too close and they will leave you alone. It is usually a surprise step that causes a bite.

Around my home, we have rat snakes and garter snakes. I've relocated them from grass about to be mowed. One garter snake bit my hand, repeatedly with no after effects. I didn't actually realize it was biting until I saw it. A wasp or yellow jacket sting hurts more and longer.

Of course, nobody wants to be in an enclosed space with a cobra or one of those deadly snakes in Australia, but the chances of a snake like that being on a Japanese train are tiny.

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