Qantas, Mandarin Rat Snake

Qantas; Wikipedia

We have had it with these motherf--king snakes on this motherf--king plane! 

A Japan-bound Qantas Boeing 747 was grounded overnight in Sydney, after a snake, which measured eight inches long and was "as slender as a pen," was found on board. 

Fun fact: 20 of the world's 25 most deadly snakes are native to Australia, including the top 10. The snake in question was a Mandarin rat snake, which is nonvenomous. But still, OMG NO! Get Samuel L. Jackson on the phone immediately.

"The snake was taken to quarantine to determine where it came from," a Qantas rep said. Mandarin rat snakes predominately live in Asia. The flight had just returned from Singapore, so our best guess is that is where the snake came from. (You're welcome, Qantas.) 

The snake was later killed by the Australian Department of Agriculture, so as "not to introduce non-native pests or diseases into the country," reports BBC. Also, they have enough snakes to handle already. 

They probably don't want to deal with any more of this s--t.

The snake was found before any passengers had boarded the plane, but this is the second time this year a snake was found on a Qantas airplane. In January, a 9-foot-long (nine foot!) python clung to the wing of a plane on a flight to Papua New Guinea.

Hundreds of passengers were delayed due to this real-life Snakes on a Plane sequel, thought the airline did pay to put them up for the night. To any disgruntled persons, we say:

Better safe than dead. Even if you miss your connecting flight.

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