16 Inch Snake Delays Japan’s Ever Punctual Bullet Train for 17 Minutes!

Japan’s famous bullet trains are never late. But on Tuesday evening, in a rare event, a bullet train got delayed because of a 40-centimetre (nearly 16-inch) snake.

This snake was found on a bullet train between Nagoya and Tokyo, resulting in a 17-minute hold-up.

It is not yet sure whether it was poisonous snake and how it landed on the train. According to the Central Japan Railway Company, there was no injury or panic among the passengers because of the snake.

The passengers of bullet trains are allowed to travel with small dogs, cats and other animals, including pigeons- but not snakes.

The train was originally scheduled to go on to Osaka, but the company decided to use a different train for the trip, causing a delay of about 17 minutes.

Bullet trains in Japan can travel at 285 kilometres per hour, with an average delay of 0.2 minutes.

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