There was a real snake on a United Airlines plane in Newark

As if people who have a fear of flying need something else to worry about: There was indeed a snake on a plane.



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Samuel L. Jackson and Snake at the 2006 Movie Premiere

On Monday, a passenger found a snake under their seat after a plane landed at Newark Airport in New Jersey, according to CNN.

“Business class passengers started screaming and pulling their feet up,” someone on the plane told CNN affiliate News 12 The Bronx.

The plane was en route from Tampa to Newark on United. Staff on the plane were “alarmed by passengers” and then asked for help with the issue, the airline told CNN.

Police arrived at the gate to remove the snake that the New York and New Jersey Harbor Authority told the outlet was the garden variety — fitting it was found in the Garden State.

In 2006, Samuel L. Jackson starred in the action thriller “Snakes on a Plane,” where passengers on an airplane wrestled with vicious, violent snakes at the behest of a crime leader who didn’t want an onboard witness testifying about his crimes. Dozens of people die in the cult classic.

It has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 69% and received a positive review in the New York Times the year it was released.

“All anyone really needs to know about this amusingly raw, honestly satisfying artifact is snakes + airplane + Samuel L. Jackson,” the outlet wrote.

Shockingly, this has happened before. In February, passengers on a flight from Malaysia were confronted by a snake of unknown origin that somehow managed to get behind the skylights and went viral on TikTok. by USA Today.

Poisonous snakes are not allowed on airplanesbut you can sometimes travel with non-venomous as a pet.