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Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:50 am

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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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:11 pm

poor thing, it won't be able to survive once arrived in AKL anyway
 
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:40 pm

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.
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:00 pm

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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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:04 pm

I can keep going on my experiences of even finding roach infestations behind food carts on another carrier etc No thank you
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:07 pm

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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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:44 pm

Rates eat wires & that a Big NO.
Wonder how the snake got on board,Maybe to catch the Rat  Smile
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:58 pm

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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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:06 pm

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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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:11 pm

hey, it can become ANZ new mascot
 
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:34 pm

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

http://www.flyingsnake.org/

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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:37 pm

Look at the video showing a flying snake taking off.

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

Interesting. Kilavoud.
 
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:40 pm

hey, it can become ANZ new mascot How can that be possible when the snake is green and NZ colours are blue?
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RE: Snake Found On-board An AKL Bound Flight

Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:29 pm

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.

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