Unwanted Reptile Passenger Sneaks Onto United Flight – NBC New York

Passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 2038 were in for a slithering surprise when they found a snake on their plane Monday.

Unlike in the 2006 cult film “Snakes on a Plane,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, however, this lone garter snake was not venomous.

Once passengers alerted them about the reptile, crew members on the flight, which was bound for New Jersey from Tampa, Florida, “called the appropriate authorities to take care of the situation,” United Airlines said in a statement.

The airline did not clarify when the snake was discovered or how it got on the plane.

A United Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the Newark airport after a plane destined for Brazil began sparking mid-air shortly after takeoff.

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