Since condemning a guy seen sporting a giant snake instead of a face mask while riding a bus yesterday in Salford, officials have produced a hissy fit.
When boarding the Swinton to Manchester service at Salford precinct, the man used the big reptile that hung around his neck as a face covering.
Shocked passengers watched in amazement as the man-evidently making fun of the prohibitions on coronavirus and the mandatory wearing of public transport coverings in England-pulled the snake from his throat.
The reptile then wrapped itself around the hand rails as fellow bus riders described the surreal scene as 'definitely entertaining'.
One passenger, who asked not to be named, said she initially thought the man was wearing a 'funky mask' before she spotted it slithering over the hand rails.
She said she found the incident 'really funny' and that the animal did not seem to be bothering any of her fellow pas-sengers, telling PA: 'No-one batted a eyelid.'
The public stunt was swiftly condemned by local authorities today as they insisted that snakes are not replacements for face coverings. Photos confirm the man was not wearing a mask under the large snake.