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Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4267 times:
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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

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User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4200 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.

User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4041 times:

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

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4005 times:
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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.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3971 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.


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3961 times:
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I can keep going on my experiences of even finding roach infestations behind food carts on another carrier etc No thank you

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23225 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3949 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...


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3876 times:

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



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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3825 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.


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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3811 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.


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User currently offlineMoe777 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

hey, it can become ANZ new mascot

User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

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

http://www.flyingsnake.org/

Cheers. Kilavoud.


User currently offlineKilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3763 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.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12289 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3754 times:
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hey, it can become ANZ new mascot How can that be possible when the snake is green and NZ colours are blue?


User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 3629 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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