Man on bus uses a snake as a mask. Yes, you read that right.

At this point in a pandemic, I think we’re all familiar with the different kinds of face masks, right? Surgical masks, cotton masks, N95 masks and even silk masks for when you’re feeling fancy.

However, we’re not sure what kinda look this guy was trying to go for though… As you can see in the picture above, this man is using a snake to cover his face while on a bus in the UK.

According to reports, the man boarded the Swinton bus at Salford with the python wrapped around his neck – perhaps in an attempt to mock the mandatory mask ruling.

The eyewitness said she found the incident to be “really funny” and that “no-one batted an eyelid” upon seeing the man.

Just in case you were actually wondering, yes, medical experts have strongly discouraged using snakes as a face mask. Duh.

According to Adam Hart, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire, “There are, unsurprisingly, no studies of the effectiveness of “snake masks” but I think we can confidently say that this is not an effective way of reducing the spread of coronavirus.”

“The gaps between the coils that allow the “wearer” to breathe will also allow virus particles to pass through. It is, quite frankly, a ridiculous face covering.”

He also added that since the snake is a python which kills their prey by constriction, having one wrapped around your neck probably isn’t the smartest idea.

Although many pet snakes aren’t as unpredictable and tend to be calm, why tempt fate?

I guess that’s what life in 2020 looks like, folks. I wonder what tomorrow holds for us.

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Cover image sourced from BBC