Slithering Blue Line entertainment
My wife and I (both new to the area) were on a crowded Blue Line train heading from Damen travelling north toward the Belmont stop when a young guy got on somewhere in between carrying his pet boa constrictor around his neck.
I thought it was a fake until I saw it's tongue do that "tasting-the-air" thing -- flickering up and down.
Everyone around, standing and holding onto a pole, stepped back slightly as one guy pulled out his cell phone and asked if he could snap a shot of it and its owner.
The young guy kinda took a gangsta pose and I then realized that the snake was his bling-bling. Natural, organic bling.