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Snake On Egypt Air Flight  
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8466 times:

Where is Samuel L. Jackson?   
Pax smuggled a snake on board, bit the pax, and the snake was subsequently trampled underfoot.

Stupid pax, why smuggle something which can escape from your leg bag and bite you?

http://avherald.com/h?article=45a056d5&opt=0

(surprised this wasn't posted, delete if it was)


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User currently offlinejporterfi From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8428 times:

   I'd say the passenger got what he deserved! Why the heck was he trying to smuggle a snake into Kuwait, anyway? Is there a black market for snakes in the Middle East?

User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1024 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8397 times:

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 1):

Exotic animals are quite popular among Gulf Arabs... so probably there is a black market (assuming it was an "exotic" snake)... for instance you can see locals strolling with their (popular) Siberian Huskies.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8399 times:

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 3):
Exotic animals are quite popular among Gulf Arabs... so probably there is a black market (assuming it was an "exotic" snake)... for instance you can see locals strolling with their (popular) Siberian Huskies.

It was indeed a king cobra, according to reports

I think the pax who stamped out his snake had it with that.

[Edited 2012-12-04 23:11:23 by SA7700]


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User currently offlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1669 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8376 times:

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 3):
assuming it was an "exotic" snake

I heard this on the radio yesterday ... apparently it was a Cape Cobra which is a highly venomous snake.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Cobra



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1669 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8179 times:

I don't recall if they mentioned the condition of the pax.

Yes, it can be fatal to humans. A lot depends on how old the snake was ..juvenile snakes aren't generally capable of delivering a fatal dose of venom to humans, adult snakes can.

[Edited 2012-12-04 23:03:31 by SA7700]


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineJU068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2691 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8032 times:
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Shouldn't they have noticed it in Cairo? Didn't his bag go through an x-ray machine?

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 7950 times:

Quoting JU068 (Reply 9):
Shouldn't they have noticed it in Cairo? Didn't his bag go through an x-ray machine?

Apparently it was strapped to his leg and the x-rays didn't notice it.

Scary....what if it was a weapon



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3504 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7784 times:
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Quoting BreninTW (Reply 4):
I heard this on the radio yesterday ... apparently it was a Cape Cobra which is a highly venomous snake.

According to Egyptian newspapers, the plane diverted to Ghurdaka airport so the passenger can get medical help but he refused saying he was ok health wise and the plane then continued it's flight to Kuwait



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User currently offlinequiet1 From Thailand, joined Apr 2010, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7635 times:

Quoting BreninTW (Reply 5):
A lot depends on how old the snake was ..juvenile snakes aren't generally capable of delivering a fatal dose of venom to humans, adult snakes can.

Adult cobras have the ability to meter the amount of venom they inject, and can in fact even make "dry" bites with no venom. Adults, unless cornered and fighting for their life, will not "waste" their venom on a human, which they cannot eat. Adolescent cobras, however, don't have the ability to control the amount of venom injected, they inject a full lethal dose of venom with every bite.

Cobras, as most snakes here in Thailand (with the exception of the Malayan pit viper) and basically non-agressive. If you leave an obvious escape route for the snake, it will make a hasty exit. It is recommended when hiking through fields/jungles (or even tall grass in your front yard) to stomp heavily and make lots of noise to alert snakes and they will flee your path. Corner one in your kitchen and swing at it with a garden hoe, and you're in deep trouble.


User currently offlineraffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7531 times:

That has made my skin crawl! That would be horrifying but I feel that it serves the passenger right- he shouldn't have smuggled it out of the country.
I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it was for the passenger to strap the snake to his leg in the first place without being bitten. What if it had crawled up his trousers and gone for his meat and two veg?  Wow!



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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1827 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 7436 times:

I can´t stand snakes and to have one in a confined space would make me feel even worse, imagine a cobra hanging from the ceiling in an aircraft...yikes! No its not an oxygen mask..

User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2991 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7384 times:

Sounds like he wanted to be part of the Darwin Awards  

What a stupid thing to try.


User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1948 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7345 times:
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Quoting sweair (Reply 11):
What if it had crawled up his trousers and gone for his meat and two veg? Wow!

Or worse still, what if you were the poor random passenger who had the misfortune to be allocated te seat beside this guy only to discover the secret hidden inside his pants (no inuendo intended!). Kind of situation that you'd simply refuse to believe if you found yourself in it. Just as long as the idiot who tried this was the one who got bitten and not some poor innocent passenger beside him.



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User currently offlineGSPflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7237 times:

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 13):
Or worse still, what if you were the poor random passenger who had the misfortune to be allocated te seat beside this guy only to discover the secret hidden inside his pants (no inuendo intended!).

"Is there a snake in your pants, or are you just excited to see me? Oh, that really is a snake."

In all seriousness, how in the Hell did he strap a highly venomous snake to his leg without getting bit? I mean, wouldn't the snake bite someone who is trying to strap it to their leg? I know (older) venomous snakes can usually control how much venom they can inject and simply inject a "warning" bite, but that would just happen when someone is trying to pick it up. I thought this would be past the warning stage and well into the self-defense stage.


User currently offlineJOYA380B747 From India, joined Mar 2005, 529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6882 times:

Oh c'mon isn't there a chance that the snake was de-venomized before he strapped himself with it. Pet snakes always get their venoms removed. Because if it wasn't the pax who was bitten would've been dead no question, thats a cobra and yes their bites are almost always fatal if untreated. We get to see hundreds of such cases in my hospital.


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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6354 times:

My reference was deleted, but to summarize I said that it was a king cobra and it was provided that it's quite hazardous to humans.


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User currently offlineETinCaribe From Ethiopia, joined Dec 2009, 737 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4870 times:

Should have brought "Snake for Dummies" along.

Quoting quiet1 (Reply 9):
Adult cobras have the ability to meter the amount of venom they inject, and can in fact even make "dry" bites with no venom. Adults, unless cornered and fighting for their life, will not "waste" their venom on a human, which they cannot eat. Adolescent cobras, however, don't have the ability to control the amount of venom injected, they inject a full lethal dose of venom with every bite.

Cobras, as most snakes here in Thailand (with the exception of the Malayan pit viper) and basically non-agressive. If you leave an obvious escape route for the snake, it will make a hasty exit. It is recommended when hiking through fields/jungles (or even tall grass in your front yard) to stomp heavily and make lots of noise to alert snakes and they will flee your path. Corner one in your kitchen and swing at it with a garden hoe, and you're in deep trouble.

Great stuff, who knew I could learn about snakes on A.net. Thanks for the tips, may come in handy at some point in life.

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 12):
Sounds like he wanted to be part of the Darwin Awards  

He gets my vote.

Quoting tonymctigue (Reply 13):
only to discover the secret hidden inside his pants (no inuendo intended!).
Quoting GSPflyer (Reply 14):
"Is there a snake in your pants, or are you just excited to see me? Oh, that really is a snake."

You guys are killing me, good material for comedy  


User currently offlinetrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 572 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 1):
Is there a black market for snakes in the Middle East?

No, there's a market for black snakes in the middle seat.  


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