AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- There really was a snake on a plane -- and a poisonous one at that.
Dutch customs officials found a live poisonous snake in a package sent by airmail from Hong Kong to a collector in the Netherlands.
Officials said customs inspectors thought the snake was a rubber gag gift when they first scanned the package. However, the inspectors learned that the snake was a live creature when they noticed it moving.
Officials don't know if the snake might have posed a threat to passengers had it escaped, as in the upcoming movie "Snakes on a Plane."
Dutch authorities said it is illegal to ship vipers to the Netherlands without special permits.
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I know the title is misleading but it's what the article provided and I'm too lazy to think of one. So please save your time and don't.
On another note, Stephen Colbert (my personal hero) would have gotten a kick out of this story as he is an anti-snake-on-a-plane kinda guy...