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Snake on a Plane, Again: Alaska Commuter Flight Gets Slithery Surprise

A snake was found on a commuter plane in Alaska. (Video via Q13 Fox)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 04:10 PM

The latest incident involving a snake on a plane happened in an unlikely venue: a commuter flight between two Alaska communities.

A man apparently brought the snake onto the plane at Aniak in southwest Alaska without registering it, then exited the plane at Anchorage not realizing that it had gotten loose and was still on the plane, CBS News reported.

When the owner realized the snake was missing, he contacted the airline and told staff the snake was probably still on the plane, which was on its way back to Aniak.

After the pilot notified passengers that a snake was probably loose on board, a boy found the snake sleeping behind a duffel bag at the back of the plane, KTVA reported.

Passengers helped catch the snake, and a flight attendant put it into a plastic bag for the duration of the flight, where it proceeded to go back to sleep. The pet snake was pale in color and about 4 to 5 feet long, according to KTVA.

Other than a few garter snakes, Alaska is not a natural habitat of any wild snakes, according to CBS.

The snake’s owner violated airline rules, which prohibit passengers from bringing snakes on board, especially without storing them properly and registering them, according to KTVA.

Twitter criticized airport security for missing the snake.

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