Real Snake On A Plane: Man Bitten By Cobra On Egypt Air; Samuel L. Jackson Not On Board

By Melissa Siegel on December 5, 2012 4:28 PM EST

Samuel L Jackson
No word on Samuel L. Jackson's reaction to this latest "snakes on a plane" story. (Photo: REUTERS / Mario Anzuoni)

A real snake on a plane forced an emergency landing of a flight on Egypt Air. Only this time, Samuel L. Jackson was not around to take care of the problem.

According to CNN, a 48-year-old passenger had an Egyptian cobra hidden in his carry-on bag on a flight from Cairo to Kuwait. That snake on the plane ended up biting the man, and the pilot stopped the aircraft in Al Ghardaqa, a resort area in Egypt, to get the snake's owner checked out.

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However, upon landing, the man who was bitten by this real snake on a plane refused medical treatment. Thus the plane took off back towards Kuwait.

While this situation was not as dire as that in the movie "Snakes On A Plane," CNN reports that this real snake on a plane could have been deadly. Egyptian cobras contain enough venom to kill a human in around 15 minutes. In fact, they can kill a fully-grown elephant in only three hours.

This is not the first time a real snake on a plane has gotten someone into trouble. According to the Associated Press, two men were detained back in 2011 for trying to carry 40 pythons onto an Indonesian flight to Dubai. The snakes were discovered by the airport's x-ray machines.

Meanwhile, back in 2010, a Malaysian man known as the "Lizard King" was sentenced to six months in jail after carrying 95 boa constrictors in his plane luggage. According to AOL Travel, Anson Wong had gotten these real snakes on a plane to Kuala Lumpur. However, he was stopped before his connecting flight when the bag he was carrying the snakes in burst open on the conveyor belt.

No word yet on any comment from Samuel L. Jackson.

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