SYDNEY, March 28 (Xinhua) -- A brown tree snake has managed to find its way onto a private jet and fly from Brisbane airport in Australia to Auckland airport in New Zealand.
The snake with expensive taste is believed to have boarded the luxury aircraft on Sunday by slithering inside a wheel when the plane was parked in a remote hanger bay.
On Monday afternoon, the flight took off unaware that it had and extra passenger on board.
Crew were made aware of the international traveler when the reptile was found on the runway after the plane landed.
Although Australia is home to 18 of the world's 20 most deadliest snakes, New Zealand has no snakes at all.
"This is clearly a one-off hitchhiker," a spokesperson from New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Sadly the snake is likely to be euthanased as the stress of the trip left it in poor condition.