Sometimes life really does imitate art, and in this case, art is the 2006 cinematic masterpiece known as “Snakes on a Plane.” On October17th, a passenger aboard a plane at the Newark Liberty International Airport found a snake on board the flight.
“Passengers in business class started shrieking and pulling their feet up,” one of the passengers on the United 2038 flight from Tampa explained. Luckily this happened after the flight had landed and was still taxiing. Meaning the nope rope must have hitched a ride from Florida up north. The commotion in business class alerted crew members to the reptilian stowaway and they immediately requested the help of airport officials
So police and operations employees were called early in the afternoon “and removed the garden snake,” the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey told a news outlet. Unlike the film, this particular snake was solo and nonvenomous. Not to mention, they were not midflight when the animal was discovered. There were no injuries and operations were not impacted. Including the snake who was safely released back into the wild.
Despite our telepathic requests, “Snakes on a Plane” star Samuel L. Jackson could not be reached for comment. But we all know what he’d say. Though we also cannot rule out this may be an elaborate marketing stunt for the band Cobra Starship: