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.


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.