After five days on the run the mysterious missing snake was finally found alive and well on the back seat of my cab. Local garage Cumbria Car Centre fearlessly but nervously took on the job of searching every nook and cranny of the cab. After two days searching they were about to give up, obviously thinking that I must be going round the bend and imagining the ginger slippery snake. But late Thursday afternoon it seems that
Rio, which I have now found is his name decided to come out and bask in the sunshine, and lay stretched out the full width of the back seats. Graham the boss, asked the stunned mechanics for a volunteer to capture the wayward reptile and when they all took several steps back, he fearlessly took hold of the vanishing varmint himself. Luckily I had left a pillowcase in the taxi which they tell me is the safest way of containing a snake. After Graham had posed for photos with his new found friend, he told me that this is the most unusual job he has ever done. I have to say that it ranks as one of my strangest fares yet, but unfortunately even though Rio had been an unwelcome passenger in the cab for five days he still managed to wriggle out of paying the fare. Rio was returned safe and sound to his relieved owner the same day.