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Topic: Bear Heads In A Bag On AA Flight
Username: Dc10s4ever
Posted 2006-05-24 17:47:51 and read 2911 times.

On Sunday night a man flying from YYC to OKC via DFW, checked in a large military duffel bag containing two bear heads. The bags made it past security in YYC, but when the bags were x-rayed in DFW before being loaded onto their connecting to OKC, they were discovered by TSA. The bag and its contents were then refused by AA on the connecting flight to OKC. The bear heads were then turned over to a local vetinarian for proper disposal.

Topic: RE: Bear Heads In A Bag On AA Flight
Username: AJMIA
Posted 2006-05-25 03:50:09 and read 2742 times.

OK it is gross, but it is illegal to have bear heads. He was probably going to take them to a taxidermist to have them stuffed... right?

AJMIA

Topic: RE: Bear Heads In A Bag On AA Flight
Username: AndrewUber
Posted 2006-05-25 04:20:37 and read 2707 times.

Narsty!!! At least it wasn't in a carry-on!  vomit 

Topic: RE: Bear Heads In A Bag On AA Flight
Username: L-188
Posted 2006-05-25 04:25:19 and read 2689 times.

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 1):
but it is illegal to have bear heads

No it isn't provided they where legally taken animals.

Airlines in the Lower 48 are such pussies when it comes to flying hunters around. I can't guess how many raw bear hides and skulls I put on Reeves Airplanes when I worked for them....ditto for AS.

Topic: RE: Bear Heads In A Bag On AA Flight
Username: Dc10s4ever
Posted 2006-05-25 05:52:44 and read 2627 times.

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 1):
OK it is gross, but it is illegal to have bear heads. He was probably going to take them to a taxidermist to have them stuffed... right?

No not illegal but since they had not yet visited the taxidermist, it is considered a biohazzard, thus it cannot be accepted as checked baggage/

Topic: RE: Bear Heads In A Bag On AA Flight
Username: L-188
Posted 2006-05-25 05:57:11 and read 2615 times.

Quoting Dc10s4ever (Reply 4):
No not illegal but since they had not yet visited the taxidermist, it is considered a biohazzard, thus it cannot be accepted as checked baggage/

Most Airlines will provided that they are properly packaged, they are no more a biohazard then any other wild game shipped...Which is probably why these got notice...when things start leaking that is when people take notice.


But I will say it again...Airlines in the lower 48 are such pussies.


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