Thursday, May 8

Snakes Alive


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.

7 comments:

bigbikerbob said...

"Well snakes alive", but joking apart its nice its a happy ending for, you your customers and of course the snake, although they give me the creeps.

Peggy said...

Snakes on a Cab! I'm glad the snake and your passengers are unharmed!

Paradise Driver said...

Did this "Taxi Tale" make your local news?

Lucky said...

wow, what doesn't hurt us, makes us laugh for hours

Keith said...

Good job your meter wasn't running. Also, if I'd have been in your cab and that crawledout, I ould have expired on the spot.

Bob said...

bob. Yes glad it worked put OK in the end.
peggy:Cheers and thanks again for the pillow case tip, it was really useful.
Wil: It will do in the next day or two, but not in my column it going to be a news story which I hope to link to when published.

lucky: Well I have had a good laugh out of it now that it's over.
Keith; yes pity about the meter, and I reckon quite a few folk would die off it had of popped out on them.

G.S. said...

Oh my god, what a story! I wonder if that snake would have eaten the cockroaches I once found crawling around the floorboard of a cab I had rented for the evening.