It’s been a weird week for creatures and air travel, first it was caterpillars in a cockpit grounding an Australian flight, and then there were snakes on a train in Poland.
Apparently a 3.5-foot snake escaped from its carrier and started slithering through a Polish train car, much to the horror of passengers. The train was travelling between Gdynia and Zakopane when the snake was found on the loose, and was stopped so passengers could flee the scene. Firemen and police then removed the creature. A lot of fuss for one tiny, non-poisonous snake, right? Another one was found not long after, although in its carrier.
The snakes were being shipped to a place in Nowy Sacz but are now in the care of a local veterinarian. Poland would like to ensure the public that no snakes were harmed in the process.
Image: Sam Felder/Flickr
So what should you do if you’re actually trapped on a train or plane and are face to face with a venomous snake? Nothing, the snake doesn’t care about you. Turn and walk away slowly. There’s no need to blow their heads off, Samuel L. Jackson. Drama is unnecessary. Maggots on a plane, however, are a whole different story.
Of course, the image instantly brings to mind that classic moment in the movie Snakes on a Plane where Samuel L. Jackson declares that “enough is enough” and he’s going to get rid of all these snakes, but did you know there is actually a more terrible movie titled Snakes on a Train? Don’t watch the trailer, it’s disgusting. You can practically hear journalists all around the globe jumping on the opportunity to use the “snakes on a train” bit in their titles right about now. But seriously, how could we pass it up?