Cobras on a train terrify Vietnam passengers

HANOI, Vietnam

Passengers in Vietnam had to deal with snakes on a train when someone discovered bags full of deadly cobras Friday.

Luckily their mouths had been secured shut, but passengers were still very upset. The railroad isn't sure how many snakes were on board, but say the squirming bundles weighed 100 pounds.

Investigators also don't know who brought the cobras onto the train, but they suspect someone was trying to sell the protected snakes to a restaurant. Cobra meat is considered a delicacy in Vietnam, but cobras are protected by law.

Railroad officials say the cobras were given to forest rangers who released them into the wild Saturday after no one claimed them.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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