Network Rail has had it with these mother****ing snakes on its mother****ing trains. Workers discovered two sleeping grass snakes while clearing a site for Crossrail in Berkshire. They were found near the Trenches footbridge in Langley, which I must remember never to visit.
After consulting an ecologist, the hibernating snakes were transferred to a bucket. Presumably this was after the workers stepped down from the bucket, where they had been freaking out going “SNAKES! SNAKES!? WE HAVE SNAKES IN BRITAIN? I THOUGHT THE WEATHER MEANT WE DIDN’T HAVE SNAKES? OHGODHELPUS!”
Jack and Joe, as the souless serpents have been named, are now living in an idyllic reptile centre in Wales, but will be transferred back to the area in March.
[Source: BBC News]