Snake on a Plane, but no Sam Jackson

Image caption The snake was first spotted under a bag

The youngster was one of seven passengers travelling on the Ravn Alaska commuter flight on Sunday from the Alaska village of Aniak.

In a statement, the airline confirmed that a passenger had violated policy in bringing the snake on to the plane. "The flight attendant and the pilot took control over the situation right away", Anna McConnaughy said, a passenger oil the flight.

Photos provided by KTVA viewer Anna McConnaughy show a rather large snake curled up under a carry-on bag.

He didn't confirm the type of snake or whether the passenger could face charges.

Snakes are not found in most of Alaska, aside from the common garter snake.

Passengers on an Alaskan flight were freaked out after it was discovered there was some loose cargo on board: an actual live snake!

"He said, 'I'll hold the bag, and you grab the snake,"' McConnaughy said. The snake spent the rest of the flight in an overhead storage bin.

The plane landed on time in Anchorage after flying for 90 minutes with a relatively quiet snake on board.

A pilot came back to help, she said, leading to a short discussion with a flight attendant on how best to capture it.

Walsh says the airline prohibits rodents and reptiles, including snakes, from being used as emotional support animals.

The crew were first made aware of the snake when a passenger reported his pet was missing after he deplaned in Aniak and suggested that the reptile was likely on a return trip to Anchorage.

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