Police intercepted a man with a python on a city train.
Police intercepted a man with a python on a city train. John Gass

Man issued with warning after bringing snake on city train

POLICE have issued a plea to train passengers - leave your snakes at home.

The call comes after  the Police Railway Squad intercepted a man  with a snake on a city network train on Friday afternoon.

Although the harmless python was appropriately boxed and the authorised owner was returning from a veterinarian appointment, it is still an offence to travel with an animal on a train.

The passenger was issued with a warning notice for carrying an animal on a train, and permitted to continue his journey supervised by Queensland Rail staff.

The maximum penalty for carrying an animal on a train is $2200.

The Queensland Police Service Railway Squad and Queensland Rail would appreciate customers with pets to arrange appropriate alternative transport.

Assistance animals are exempt.


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