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Topic: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: 777ER
Posted 2005-01-25 22:50:27 and read 4134 times.

An strange passenger was found on an NZ flight from BNE to AKL last night, with a snake joining passengers in economy class. The flight was about an hour out of BNE when a passenger found the stowaway up the back of the cabin.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3167629a11,00.html

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: NZ747
Posted 2005-01-25 23:09:38 and read 4067 times.

Lucky it wasn't venomous, I wonder how it got there? Perhaps when loading the 744? Although it's not hard for a passenger to smuggle it on. Just put it in your jacket that you're wearing when walking through the metal detector.

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: Chinaeastern
Posted 2005-01-26 05:11:33 and read 3908 times.

poor thing, it won't be able to survive once arrived in AKL anyway

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: 777ER
Posted 2005-01-26 05:40:59 and read 3872 times.

it won't be able to survive once arrived in AKL anyway Not once the MAF Quarantine Services AKL based staff get their hands on it.

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: Malaysia
Posted 2005-01-26 06:00:38 and read 3838 times.

Seen a rat run down the stairs right after the door opened on PIA once and Air India had a same incident at BKK with rats. Maybe it was Indian Air, but my friend was working the flight and they found the rat. I can keep going on my experiences of even finding roach infestations behind food carts on another carrier etc.

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: 777ER
Posted 2005-01-26 06:04:13 and read 3828 times.

I can keep going on my experiences of even finding roach infestations behind food carts on another carrier etc No thank you

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: Cubsrule
Posted 2005-01-26 06:07:54 and read 3816 times.

Does this remind anyone else of a certain Simpsons episode? Neither the animal nor the country were exactly the same, but they were both close...

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: HAWK21M
Posted 2005-01-26 07:44:16 and read 3743 times.

Rates eat wires & that a Big NO.
Wonder how the snake got on board,Maybe to catch the Rat  Smile
regds
MEL

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: TG992
Posted 2005-01-26 08:58:55 and read 3692 times.

Most probably the snake was hidden inside the catering or cleaning trucks and slithered in while the a/c was being prepared for the return sector.

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: UAL747DEN
Posted 2005-01-26 09:06:41 and read 3678 times.

If that was me I would freak out. I would not sit down for the rest of the flight. I HATE HATE HATE snakes.

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: Moe777
Posted 2005-01-26 09:11:20 and read 3661 times.

hey, it can become ANZ new mascot

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: Kilavoud
Posted 2005-01-26 09:34:05 and read 3637 times.

Most probably a flying snake needing a change of air like many A.Net members.

http://www.flyingsnake.org/

Cheers. Kilavoud.

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: Kilavoud
Posted 2005-01-26 09:37:13 and read 3630 times.

Look at the video showing a flying snake taking off.

http://www.flyingsnake.org/video/mov_clips/719_cam_2_50pct.html

Interesting. Kilavoud.

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: 777ER
Posted 2005-01-26 09:40:37 and read 3621 times.

hey, it can become ANZ new mascot How can that be possible when the snake is green and NZ colours are blue?

Topic: RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight
Username: Adh214
Posted 2005-01-26 14:29:24 and read 3496 times.

I imagine this is of some concern to New Zealand's agricultural authorities. They are very sensitive about bringing non native animals into NZ. I don't believe there are any snakes native to NZ and one getting estabilished could be very dangerous to their eco system.

Andrew


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