By CBS3 Staff

NEWARK, N.J. (CBS) — The TSA didn’t need Samuel L. Jackson from stopping one snake to get on a plane. A snake was left behind at a TSA checkpoint at the Newark International Airport on Monday night.

“You don’t want to be in a 200-foot aluminum tube while you’re 30,000 feet in the air when this guy slithers out. Lucky for you, this harmless 15-inch ring-necked snake was left behind at Newark Liberty International Airport,” the TSA said in an Instagram post.

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Enough is enough! We have had it with these #%!&@$ snakes in this %@$&#! checkpoint! You don’t want to be in a 200-foot aluminum tube while you’re 30,000 feet in the air when this guy slithers out. Lucky for you, this harmless 15-inch ring-necked snake was left behind at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thankfully a TSA officer put a barrier between them and the snake by placing a grey checkpoint bin over the snake before Port Authority Police was called to take it away. Our security procedures don't prohibit passengers from bringing snakes on flights. However, you should contact your airline to determine their policy on traveling with pets. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For this and other questions, message our AskTSA team on Facebook and Twitter, available weekdays 8am-10pm ET and 9am-7pm ET on weekends and holidays. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SnakesNotOnAPlane #SnakesofInstagram #Snakes #WereHisssterical #ILoveTSA #TSAIG #FrequentFlyers #Airportvibes #Airportdiaries #Airport #jetsetter #security

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An officer put a barrier between them and the snake by placing a checkpoint bin over it before Port Authority Police took it away.

The TSA says security procedures don’t prohibit passengers from bringing snakes on a flight but passengers should contact their airline to determine their policy on traveling with pets.