Watching Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane" may have fired many people's imagination into wondering how they would handle the deadly reptiles if they were in the same situation.
The passengers on an Aeromexico flight were in for a frightful surprise when a thick, green snake was seen on the overhead luggage rack.
Watch the video, posted by a passenger, here:
The flight was en route from Torreon to Mexico City on Sunday afternoon. Indalecio Medina, who shot the above video, told The Associated Press that the snake was spotted by a passenger next to her as it wriggled near the luggage rack to break free.
The snake then dropped on to the floor and while that scared passengers, Medina said that people did not become "hysterical". It was then trapped by passengers in rows 5 and 6 using the blankets provided to them.
While Medina told AP that the snake was about three feet long, other reports suggest that it may have been as big as five feet.
The plane got priority landing and touched down in Mexico City 10 minutes later. Animal control officials took the snake away as passengers exited the aircraft. While there is no official word on what kind of snake it was, mirror.co.uk reported that it was a poisonous green viper.
It is yet to be ascertained how the snake got into the plane in the first place. In a statement to CNN, Aeromexico said that "procedures carried out for this flight" were under evaluation and "measures have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future."