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'Snakes on a Plane!': Life Imitates, Well...

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'Snakes on a Plane!': Life Imitates, Well...

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'Snakes on a Plane!': Life Imitates, Well...

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The big buzz for this year's summer movie season is Snakes on a Plane. The action flick, starring Samuel L. Jackson, has a plot that needs no further explaining than the title. But for Monty Coles, an amateur pilot in West Virginia, the title became a reality when a four-and-a-half-foot snake hitched a ride in his small plane.

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Coles about the experience.