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Boy Sees Something Weird Under Bag In Overhead Compartment, Horrified When He Lifts It Up

A woman named Anna McConnaughy was traveling on a flight to Anchorage when an announcement came from the speakers. The pilot sounded a bit sheepish when he said a passenger on an earlier flight had left his pet snake behind.

"The pilot came, and said, 'Guys, we have some loose snake on the plane, but we don't know where it is,'" McConnaughy said, shaking her head and smiling in an interview with a local TV station.

The good news is the snake had eaten just before the flight, so it was not dangerous.

It seems that a younger passenger on the commuter flight from the village of Aniak to Anchorage was getting into his seat when he spotted the large snake. The reptile was covered up by a duffel bag at the rear of the aircraft.

The passenger who noticed the boa constrictor was actually McConnaughy‘s son. "He said, 'Oh, Mom, look at this. What's that?'" she remarked. "That's how we figured out there was a snake sleeping in the corner."

McConnaughy also noted it seemed like everyone on the plane wanted to see the snake for themselves.

A pilot also came back to lend a hand.

"He said, 'I'll hold the bag, and you grab the snake,'" McConnaughy said drily. "Quite a gentleman."

The not squeamish flight attendant grabbed the boa with both hands and dropped it into a fresh trash bag. They then put the double-bagged snake in the overhead storage bin, and there were no issues on the rest of the flight to Anchorage.

The photos that made it onto social media show a light yellow and white snake close to 5 feet long.

A spokesperson for the airline pointed out the snake owner had not registered the pet for travel in the cabin. When he realized his snake was missing, he contacted the airline to tell them his boa was very likely on the return trip to Anchorage.

The spokesperson did say the airline appreciated the snake owner informing them, but he noted the airline has requirements for carrying on reptiles. He went on to state that Ravn Alaska does not permit any large animal in the cabin of an aircraft except for a service animal.

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