Rogue Snake Sends Airport Passengers Into A Frenzy

While Snakes on a Plane is film filled with far-fetched, B-movie madness, a situation over in the Philippines recently unfolded that looked like a scene that was cut from the film.

OK, so the muthaf**king snakes didn't actually make it onto the mothaf**king plane, but you get the gist. It's as close as most of us would ever like to get to that hellish scenario.

Credit: ViralPress
Credit: ViralPress

A video has emerged showing the moment a snake slithers across the departure lounge at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban, throwing a number of passengers into a total tizzy.

And rightly so - cancellations, delays and shitty duty free options are stressful enough. Throw a potentially venomous reptile into the mix and you've got yourself a code red.

Fortunately for these guys it was a black rat snake, which is in fact not poisonous and feeds on rodents and birds.

That said, it still wasn't the most welcome send off the passengers could've asked for - even the airport staff didn't know what to do as the snake made its way through security. It didn't even have its damn passport ready!

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Credit: ViralPress

Jokes aside, the security team eventually got their s**t together and managed to pin the creature down before putting it in a plastic bag. Of course, there were plenty of onlookers ready to whip their phones out and capture the entire ordeal on camera.

Presumable they were filming whilst stood on a lovely, safe chair, cowering in fear.

One onlooker, Leon Anover, told The Metro he was catching a plane with his wife that evening when he noticed the panic ripple across the crowd.

He said: "I couldn't believe there was a snake in the airport. It's not what anybody would expect.

"A lot of people were frightened. It was quite exciting and but also funny."

You'll be pleased to know that no one was harmed during the incident, including the snake, which was released back into the wild near the airport.

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Credit: ViralPress

A spokesman for the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport said on Saturday: "The snake was also not harmed and it's now safe. We don't know how it got past security!

"There was a bit of commotion but it settled down and no planes were affected. There was no danger to any passengers."

The suspect snake probably just needed a city break or something, but it's for the best they didn't make it. Snakes on a Plane IRL would be an absolute nightmare.

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Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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