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Who left a large snake behind on a plane?

March 23, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

When a small boy travelling on a commuter flight asked his mother what a large object was, lying near him and partly covered by a bag, the answer startled more passengers than just the boy and his mum.

It turned out somebody had left a snake, about 1.5 metres long, on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight from the Alaskan village of Aniak to Anchorage.

The passenger had departed the plane and left his snake behind.

Large snake on the Alaskan plane about to be dropped into a garbage bag for safe transit in overhead locker


Unlike the reptilian stars of the famous 2006 Samuel L. Jackson movie “Snakes On A Plane,” this specimen was dozy rather than venomous.

A flight attendant dropped the snake into a plastic garbage bag and stowed it in an overhead locker.

A spokesman for the airline told Anchorage television station KTVA that the snake owner, who had not registered the pet for travel in the cabin, reported that his snake was missing shortly after the plane arrived. The man was later reunited with his snake.

A photo of the snake, currently doing the social media rounds, shows a pale serpent being held by a capable flight attendant. The reptile was apparently drowsy and created no problem.

Written by Peter Needham

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