So, yeah. This really happened. A 5-foot long poisonous snake on a plane, to be exact. An Aeromexico flight bound for Mexico City ended up with an extra passenger. Special thanks to Matt Heller on Twitter for pointing this one out to me.
Did It Really Happen That Way?
That’s a great question. So, there was a flight from Torreon to Mexico City on Sunday, November 6th. It appeared to land early, according to Aeromexico’s website:
On November 6, 2016, we were surprised to find a small snake aboard our flight AM 231. Our cabin crew followed established safety protocol and acted quickly to notify animal protective services in order to humanely capture the wayward reptile while maintaining passenger safety as the foremost concern.
It was confirmed that this was a non-venomous snake from the southeast region of Mexico. We are working with local authorities to determine how the unregistered passenger made it onboard.
Our passengers’ safety remains an integral part of our core values and we will continue to work to make every flight as enjoyable as possible.
There’s very little question those are two different snakes.
So, Who’s Telling The Truth?
Featured image by Morass from Morguefile.