Snakes on yet another plane

United Airlines, Boeing, 787, Dreamliner, Parked at the gate, Auckland International Airport, New Zealand, 7 January 2020

Once again, a slithering mishap proves that the plot of the 2006 action thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, “Snakes on a Plane”, isn’t as ridiculous as it sounds.

You may recall the viral video from 2016, which showed a snake hanging above passengers’ seats on Aeromexico Flight 23.

This time, passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 2038 bound for New Jersey from Tampa, Florida, were surprised by a lone garter snake found on the plane on Monday.

As reported on NBC News, crew members “called the appropriate authorities to take care of the situation,” United Airlines said in a statement.

Luckily the snake was not nonvenomous. However, it is still unclear how the wanderlust-ing reptile made its way onto the flight or who discovered it.

After the plane landed at Newark Liberty International Airport, wildlife operations and the Port Authority Police Department removed the snake and released it into the wild. 

NBC News alleges: “No injuries were reported, and there was no impact to airport operations, the authority said.”

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