One Zhengzhou bus driver has had it with these motherfucking snakes on his motherfucking bus.
However, his strict no serpent policy got him into trouble earlier this month when one man tried to enter carrying a plastic cage with a black and yellow snake inside. The driver jumped out of his seat in fright and barred the man from stepping foot on board.
The man tried to reason with the driver, saying that the snake was his pet and not venomous , but the driver wouldn’t budge. Frustrated, the man said “I don’t want this snake,” while flinging it inside the bus and abruptly taking his leave, NetEase reports.
The snake immediately caused a panic inside as passengers rushed to get off. After the last passenger had disembarked, the driver shut the door. Now it was only the snake inside. Presumably wondering what in the world was taking so long, it slithered inside a crack behind the cash box to wait.
Apparently, forgetting his earlier crippling ophidiophobia, the bus driver entered the bus. “I didn’t have any sort of tools to catch the snake, so I could only be bold and use my hand,” he told reporters. He was able to grab hold of the snake’s head, drag it outside and place it back into its cage. With that deed done, the adrenaline left him and he suddenly realized what he had just done, breaking out into a cold sweat.
And we don’t blame him. Buses in Zhengzhou are terrifying enough without the snakes.
And even non-venomous snakes can leave quite a mark:
[Images via NetEase]