Snakes alive – it’s wine with a bite
A BUS travelling through central Vietnam has been evacuated after dozens of poisonous snakes escaped from a sack.
The bus stopped shortly after setting off from Da Nang City on its way to Quy Nhon City earlier this month after a passenger saw a snake at her feet.
“I felt something tickle my legs and saw a snake,” passenger Huynh Thi Diep told local media.
Ms Diep screamed and alerted other passengers.
The snakes, all common kraits, were caught or killed within 30 minutes.
No one was bitten.
The snakes escaped from two sacks given to the driver for delivery en route.
The driver says he did not know what was inside the sacks at the time.
A police investigation is underway to find the snakes’ owner.
Kraits are the most common species used to make snake wine in Vietnam.