Friday, 15 February 2013
Slog It Blog It, Let The Train Take!
Over here the only thing strange you will see at a train station is the train arriving on time. However in Pratteln Switzerland where trains arrive like clockwork commuters were stunned to see a goat take it easy in one of their waiting rooms. More baffling was the fact that the animal remained calm and seemed like he was a regular at travelling on the train. Officers managed to track down the owner of the goat after locating an identity chip. But goats are not the only ones who realise that public transport means they can let the train take the strain. CTV footage emerged of a dog hopping onto a train and travelling all the way from Kent to London. Frankie, a six year old, Jack Russell jumped through the legs of commuters in the middle of the morning rush hour and boarded the express train at Gravesend station in Kent. He then nonchalantly walked up the aisle and then found a seat by the window from which he could get a good view of the rolling countryside. Frankie remained on the train for its entire 30-minute journey to London's St Pancras, where he was rescued by train staff. The train manager rang the phone number on Frankie's collar to contact his owner, Jane Abbott, who came to collect her adventurous pooch. Rail authorities in Edinburgh got a shock when they opened a bag that had been left behind only to discover a large dead octopus! Can you imagine the smell of that on a hot day? Then there was Holly a pet cat who was lost and handed over to Rail operators in the Bristol area. Fortunately they located her worried owner and they were successfully reunited. An unaware ticket conductor on a train in Vietnam nearly had a heart attack when he discovered some cloth bags beneath a passengers’ seat. When he opened them he was shocked to find 14 king cobras staring at him. Then there was the man wanted to take his small white pet horse on a train in the UK. Maybe he wanted to take it to Blackpool to see the donkeys? Luckily train Authorities stopped him before he made in onto the train. Yep he was told it was not the ‘Pony Express’! Have you ever sat next to an odd animal on public transport ?