The 9ft-long non-poisonous Amethystine python appeared about an hour into the Qantas flight as passengers stared in bewilderment. Somehow the animal escaped detection by flight inspectors, only to emerge in mid-air as 600 mph winds whipped it bloody and battered it for over two hours on Thursday Jan. 11.

Qantas said there was no impact on the safe operation of the aircraft due to the snake’s presence and the plane was cleared to resume flying after it landed in Port Moresby.

It proved to be the snake’s final journey, as the animal was found dead on arrival.

Caution to viewers: If you love animals, this video may disturb you.


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