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Snakes on a plane: Reptile terrifies passengers

A SNAKE has slithered out from the gap behind the overhead baggage compartment on a flight in Mexico on Sunday. 

The serpent was caught slithering in a video shot by passenger Indalecio Medina who posted footage of the scene to Twitter. 

Indalecio Medina's profile picture on Twitter
Indalecio Medina's profile picture on Twitter

 

"I was reading a magazine and the passenger next to me saw it and, 'Oh my word!'" Medina told The Guardian on Monday.

"It was a frightening situation ... but people remained calm because it didn't get out of that space and nobody became hysterical.

"Some people got up to see what kind of reptile it was, but nobody got carried away."

He estimated it was about one metre long. 

Shortly after the incident happened the the flight was given priority to land in Mexico City. 

In 2013 Qantas had its own snake on a plane drama.

The snake as seen on the wing of the Qantas flight from Cairns to Port Moresby.
The snake as seen on the wing of the Qantas flight from Cairns to Port Moresby. Supplied - Brisbane Times

In that case the flight from Cairns to Port Moresby was about 20 minutes into its flight when a woman pointed outside and alerted the crew to the fact there was a snake on the wing, 

'There's a snake on the wing … There's its head and if you look closely you can see a fraction of its body," a woman told the cabin crew at the time. 

Rick Shine, a snake expert at the University of Sydney later told ARM the specimen was a ''very uncomfortable'' scrub python, the longest snake in Australia.

The snake as seen on the wing of the Qantas flight from Cairns to Port Moresby.
The snake as seen on the wing of the Qantas flight from Cairns to Port Moresby. Supplied - Brisbane Times

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