Airplane passengers surprised by python hitching a ride

Posted at 11:59 PM, Jan 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-11 11:41:47-05

Where's Samuel L. Jackson when you need him?

A nine-foot python hitched a ride on the wing of a Qantas plane bound for Papua New Guinea. 

Passengers noticed the snake tucked into the wing of the plane and began snapping photos. As the jet soared higher into windier and colder weather, the reptile struggled against the elements.

University of Sydney snake experts say the snake was a "scrub python," the longest snake in Australia.