Rattlesnake found in backpack near bus stop
Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 08:58 AM EDT
TEXAS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police in Texas are investigating a scary incident where a rattlesnake was discovered in a backpack at a school bus stop.
They say someone had left the school bag there.
A parent noticed it, opened it up and discovered the snake.
Fortunately it didn't bite anyone and Animal Control was called in to take it away.
Police are not sure how the snake got into the backpack, but they don't believe it crawled in by itself.
"The probability of a 42 inch rattlesnake snake jumping in a back pack that has nothing else in it school related wise is probably not the case. It looks like someone intentionally left it there," said Capt. John McDonald of the New Braunfels PD.
Police say this situation could have turned deadly if a child would have opened that bag.