You're flying at 25,000ft, enjoying a nice glass of orange juice, when you look to your left and see a 3m python hanging on to the wing for dear life.
It's enough to make you spit out your drink.
That's exactly what happened on a Qantas jet flying from Cairns to Port Moresby on Thursday morning. The plane was around 20 minutes into the flight when a female passenger noticed the poor reptile, believed to be a scrub python, battling to survive in the sub zero temperatures.
There was nothing anyone could do for the poor creature, which was being whipped against the engine from the strong winds, creating a blood trail on the plane.
The python was dead on arrival when QF191 touched down at Port Moresby just before 8am.
A Qantas spokesperson said the snake must have taken refuge on the outside of the aircraft at Cairns Airport overnight before takeoff.
Follow Totaltravel on Facebook
Follow @Totaltravel on Twitter and InstagramRecent Stories
Lost in translation: Dodgy souvenir disasters
Position Vacant: Waterslide and pool tester
World's Top 10 Safest Airlines Revealed