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Snake on a train: Australian police seize northbound pet python

July (Reuters) - A pet python called 'Bread' was confiscated by New South Wales Police on Wednesday after thesnake's owner started showing him off on atrain.

Bread, a one-metre (3 feet) diamond python, was pulled out of a backpack by a 20-year-old man on a northbound Central Coasttrain, with worried passengers calling the police concerned for thesnake's safety.

Police met the man at Woy Woytrainstation, 80 km (50 miles) north of Sydney, at 1 a.m (1500 GMT) and took the yellow and blacksnakewhen the owner said he didn't have a permit for it.

"If I could give one piece of advice, don't get yoursnakeout on atrain," Brisbane Waters Police Commander Superintendent Danny Sullivan said.

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The man was expected to be arrested for possessing and displaying protected fauna which carries a penalty of A$300 ($225), police said.

Bread was taken to the Australian Reptile Park in Somersby, 50 km (30 miles) north of Sydney, and was in good health, Sullivan added.

 
 
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