Passengers on an AeroMexico flight were in for a shock when a large green snake fell out of an overhead bin in a real-life “Snakes On A Plane” experience.
Flight attendants may warn of oxygen masks dropping from overhead, but it was reportedly a poisonous viper that was spotted slowly writhing before dropping from an overhead bin during a short domestic flight from Torreon to Mexico City on Sunday. Looking like a deleted scenes from the 2006 cult movie, the green snake appears to be coming from the overhead luggage bin before partially falling into the cabin below, as captured by video posted to Twitter.
The plane’s crew radioed the Mexico City airport to report the snake and were given priority landing as animal control met the flight on the tarmac.
Passenger Indalecio Medina shared the video on social media and described the event:
“I had to catch it with a blanket and obviously we gave it some magazines to read for a while. The snake arrived alive and kicking, frightened but without having paid its airfare. And best of all, priority when it came to landing and animal control experts waiting for the unexpected traveller.”
Passengers jumped from their seats when the snake was spotted dangling from above.
A representative for the airline confirmed that workers were able to “secure the reptile” and are now investigating how the incident occurred.
Samuel L. Jackson would be pleased.