Transit officials say that a three foot boa constrictor that slithered away from its owner on a Boston subway carriage a month ago has finally been discovered in an adjoining car.
A commuter spotted Penelope the snake and alerted a train attendant at a Red Line station. Transit authority officials took the train out of service to search it. Finally at 8:30 p.m., train attendant Sharon Lynch - a snake owner herself - caught the snake.
Penelope's owner, 30-year-old Melissa Moorhouse of Allston, had travelled with the snake around her neck and lost it between two stations on January 6. She's thrilled to have her pet back, and says she'll pay more attention the next time she takes Penelope out in public.