Snake On A Plane!

python plane– – We all know about the 2006 Samuel L. Jackson film, Snakes On A Plane (sample repeatable line:  “Why exactly are there snakes on this plane?”), but in another case of life imitating art(?), a scrub python hitched a ride on the wing of a plane on a flight from Australia to Papua, New Guinea.  A woman supposedly pointed outside the plane and told the cabin crew, “There’s a snake on the wing,” recalling William Shatner’s memorable performance in the classic Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet.  

The nearly ten-foot-long python was tucked away under the plane’s wing but the wind caught its tail and dragged it out from its hideout.  The snake repeatedly tried to haul itself to safety only to be dragged out again by the wind.  The snake was whipped against the rear of the plane and also exposed to 10-degree freezing temperatures, and sadly it did not survive its ordeal.  Now it’s not just a koala that hates Qantas

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2 Comments on “Snake On A Plane!”

  1. carycomic Says:

    Too bad it didn’t belong to Chrysopelea. The snakes in that genus can “fly” under their own power! 😉

    • vulpesffb Says:

      Now flying snakes which are mildly venomous inspire fear and dread, whereas when we think flying squirrels we’ve got Rocket J. Squirrel with sidekick Bullwinkle!


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