Rat snake’s ‘fun ride’ beneath school bus leaves all tensed for hours
Attingal: A rat snake had a ‘fun ride’ beneath a school bus here the other day leaving the school authorities tensed for quite a while. The rat snake did not surrender even before the fire force personnel and finally ‘alighted’ at bus service centre.
A passer-by noticed a rat snake crawling into the compound of Attingal DIET school on Friday by 12 in the noon and he informed the school authorities. On knowing this, the teachers shifted the students from school compound immediately. Meanwhile, the rat snake crawled beneath the school bus.
The school authorities contacted fire force, but even they could not find the rat snake. Later, the bus was taken to the service centre in Kollampuzha which is 2 km away from the school. The rat snake hid under the bus during the journey to the service centre too.
Finally, as the staff were searching beneath the bus by lifting it at the service centre, the rat snake came out on its own and crawled into the bushes nearby. With this, all the tensions ended.