Stowaway Snake Found Hiding Under Airplane Seat

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Samuel L. Jackson may have claimed to eradicate all the snakes from the skies, but he missed at least one. According to the Guardian, a snake was found slithering under one of the seats of a Scottish airline.



Crew members discovered an 18-inch snake belonging to the Dryadophis family of reptiles. Staff stayed remarkably calm and removed the scaly creature from the plane before it could cause a commotion.

The Mexican snake species was found on a flight arriving into Glasgow from Cancun. Officials believe the snake might have accidentally snuck on board in a passenger's luggage.

Because of the snake's origins, airport staff named the stowaway "Furtivo," which is Spanish for sneak. Furtivo is not venomous, but is said to be feisty.

Currently, the sly snake is under the care of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals until an owner is found.

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mrrocknone

I see the airline food is improving

October 30 2012 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jackrich1

If I had run across that snake I would have made a new door in that airplane:)

October 30 2012 at 8:15 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
randynight45

If I had seen that snake, believe me, I would never have flown that plane again. Hate snakes.

October 30 2012 at 7:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sheri

Yikes!

October 30 2012 at 2:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
SOS.

Feel sorry for the snake! Could be some practical joke on the part of some human which I'm sure the snake nor I find funny.

October 30 2012 at 1:55 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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valgaavmiko

Most often situations like this are NOT caused by people or their pets. You'd crap your pants if you knew how many animals actually stow away onto vehicles without staff knowledge only to be eradicated later.

October 30 2012 at 5:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lscha99034

If that snake had been found under my seat, there would have been a pile to clean up on my seat.

October 30 2012 at 1:47 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Troy Simmons

Samuel L jackson you had one job! one job!

October 30 2012 at 1:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
danielt003

get those motherf**king snakes off this plane

October 30 2012 at 1:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
obnurse324

Afraid that would be my last flight on a plane!!!

October 30 2012 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BradyBeans

Pretty snake.

October 30 2012 at 11:37 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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