But a lot of news sources I’ve seen have been attaching the video and photo from a snake incident that occurred back in November on a flight to Mexico City.
At a quick glance, this made it look as if the snake was on board with the passengers. But I did a double take when looking at my feed because I recognized that snake.
Yes, the snake got a flight canceled, but it was in the cargo hold and was nowhere near passengers.
On Monday, Dubai-based Emirates said that one of its flights from Muscat, Oman, to the U.A.E. was canceled the previous day after a snake was spotted slithering in the cargo hold. No passengers were reportedly aboard the aircraft when the animal was spotted.
So don’t worry. There isn’t a snake-on-a-plane epidemic that leads to Samuel L. Jackson levels of terror. A snake just got loose in a cargo hold.
Here is the original footage of the wiggly snake from November’s flight.
La vibora voladora…ja ja ja. Una experiencia única en el Vuelo Torreón-México, vuelo 231 de Aeroméxico. Eso si…Prioridad en aterrizaje. pic.twitter.com/qwDk6Wtszw
— Indalecio Medina (@Inda_medina) November 6, 2016