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. – Travelgetaways – Poisonous Snake Found On Plane To Amsterdam