On Sunday, a young passenger on board a 90-minute Ravn Alaska flight between Aniak and Anchorage found an unwelcome stowaway hiding under a duffel bag.
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As per sources, Anna McConnaughy who is a flight attendant for Ravn Alaska Airlines was working a flight shift when an announcement came through the planes' intercom. The message broadcast was that a passenger on a previous flight brought a snake on board with him. The shocking part of this announcement was the fact that when the man got off the plane, his pet snake did not join him!
The crew and passengers (on the plane) were now aware of the fact that there was an extra creepy passenger aboard, however the problem was that no one had any idea where it was!
Everyone was quite relieved to learn that the missing snake was however not venomous. Although it has not been confirmed in the news, to me the snake in question looks to be a small albino Burmese python.
As stated in my opening paragraph, a little boy was the one to eventually find the missing pet. It is reported that he (the child) climbed on his seat and then noticed the reptile sleeping under the duffel bag.
Abcnews.com reports that when the snake's hiding place was discovered, McConnaughy "grabbed the snake by its belly and dropped it into a plastic bag. It [then] spent the rest of the flight in an overhead storage bin".
According to the attendant, McConnaughy, "there was no panic and mostly people [just] wanted to see the snake".
William Walsh who is a spokesman for the airline, made it known in a statement that the owner of the snake had not registered his pet for travel aboard the flight. After landing he (the owner) reported the reptile as being missing, however its presence aboard the plane was in direct violation of the airline's policies and protocol. It is unclear whether there will be repercussions for these actions.