Snake removed from a United Airlines plane in the Newark Liberty that traveled from Tampa
Authorities at Newark Liberty International Airport removed a garden snake from under the seat of a business class passenger on a United Airlines plane.
The curious thing is that the snake traveled from Tampa, apparently hidden among the seats of the plane.
A passenger on board told News 12 The Bronxan affiliate of the CNN news network, that “business class passengers started screaming and kicking up their feet” as the flight continued on its course.
Police and operations employees met the plane at the gate Monday afternoon “and removed the garden snake,” told CNN the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and mentioned that no one was hurt.
United Airlines told the outlet that crew members requested help from airport officials “after being alerted by passengers” about the snake..
the flight was United 2038 coming from Tampa, according to the Port Authority and the incident did not affect airport operations.
According to North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, there are several types of these reptiles colloquially called “garden” snakes. These snakes are not venomous and, as their nickname implies, are often found in gardens, where they help maintain pest control.
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