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Snakes on a Plane: Snake found on a Plane in Scotland

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Oct 27, 2012 01:18 PM EDT

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A snake was found on the wing of a plane.(Photo : Flickr)

"Snakes on a Plane" isn't just a Samuel L. Jackson movie movie, it is now a reality after an incident on Tuesday on an airplane.

NBC News reported that The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh reported that when cabin crew were checking into a flight that had just flew in from Cancun Mexico they found a plane.

The Scotsman reported that an 18-inch snake was found under a row of passenger seats. The crew called an animal welfare charity to bring in the snake. The BBC reported Billy Linton, who is an inspector with the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said about the staff at the airport that they "remained remarkably clam."

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The Scotsman reported, "In honour of his stealth-like abilities, the snake has been renamed Furtivo, which means "sneak" in Spanish, and it is hoped he will find a new home here in his adopted homeland."

The BBC claims that the snake is believed to be a Middle American smooth-scaled racer. "Racers aren't venomous but, like all snakes, they can bite and Furtivo is very feisty," added Linton to the BBC.

Though it is a rare occurrence for snakes to be found on planes, it has happened before. In August an Australian pilot was flying alone when a golden tree snake slithered out from behind his dashboard and down his leg. Other creepy crawly creatures have also been found on planes. Air Train was sued by a couple after cockroaches started to crawl out of the air vents and overhead bins during a U.S. flight from Charlotte, North Carolina to Houston, Texas.


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