Man issued with warning after bringing snake on city train
POLICE have issued a plea to train passengers - leave your snakes at home.
The call comes after the Police Railway Squad intercepted a man with a snake on a city network train on Friday afternoon.
Although the harmless python was appropriately boxed and the authorised owner was returning from a veterinarian appointment, it is still an offence to travel with an animal on a train.
The passenger was issued with a warning notice for carrying an animal on a train, and permitted to continue his journey supervised by Queensland Rail staff.
The maximum penalty for carrying an animal on a train is $2200.
The Queensland Police Service Railway Squad and Queensland Rail would appreciate customers with pets to arrange appropriate alternative transport.
Assistance animals are exempt.