Giant snake causes traffic jam
( 2003-08-06 10:30) (China Daily)
A snake brought traffic to a crawl along a street east of Andingmen for 20
minutes on Tuesday, reports Beijing Morning News.
Urban inspectors found the snake, which was more than two metres long,
slithering through the branches of a Chinese scholar tree at 9:10 am.
But it suddenly bolted for the ground and moved quickly along the pavement,
stopping more and more onlookers in their tracks.
After the inspectors failed to subdue the snake, a young man claiming to be a
cook finally stepped forward and caught it.
The non-poisonous snake was later set free in the woods of