PILOT FLYING SMALL PLANE ABOVE SOUTH AFRICA FEELS CAPE COBRA SLITHER ACROSS HIS LOWER BACK
What are all these motherfukking snakes doing on this plane? That’s a question that only a character in a movie with Samuel Jackson should ever be asking. Total fiction and a cartoon setting for viewers’ unrealized horror phobias. But snakes do tend to get into things, and that does include the odd plane or two. And this happened earlier this week on Monday, when pilot Rudol Erasmus was flying a small plane over South Africa when he felt “something cold” slither across his lower back. Yes, his lower back, while he was flying a plane. So then he looked down and saw a Cape cobra heading back under the seat.
A CAPE COBRA IS HIGHLY-VENOMOUS, SO PILOT QUICKLY MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING
And yes, you saw the word cobra, which means highly-venomous. That’s when you hear Samuel Jackson’s voice bellow the inevitable question. What, indeed? But again, this was a small plane. So Erasmus quickly alerted the four passengers also onboard that there was an aggressive, highly-venomous Cape cobra on the plane. Then, of course, he made an emergency landing to get everyone out before an inevitable bite happened. He managed to do that and everyone got off the plane without incident. But then responding snake handlers couldn’t find the damn snake to safely remove it.
CAPE COBRA SIMPLY DISAPPEARED, AND PILOT HAD TO FLY PLANE AGAIN WITH WEAPONS IN REACH
So what to do next? Well, for Erasmus he had to do what his bosses told him to: fly the plane back to northern South Africa shortly after. But this pilot figured he better take some precautions, seeing how there could still be a Cape cobra on board with him on the plane. So he wore a thick winter jacket and wrapped a blanket around his seat. But he also put a fire extinguisher, a can of insect repellant and a golf club within easy reach of his seat in the cockpit. Then he had to remain vigilant during the flight. He said, “I would say I was on high alert.”
But he landed safely with no snake appearance. The plane has since been completely stripped. But still no sign of the Cape cobra anywhere.