ua777222
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Poisonous Snake Found On Plane To Amsterdam

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:24 am

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- There really was a snake on a plane -- and a poisonous one at that.

Dutch customs officials found a live poisonous snake in a package sent by airmail from Hong Kong to a collector in the Netherlands.

Officials said customs inspectors thought the snake was a rubber gag gift when they first scanned the package. However, the inspectors learned that the snake was a live creature when they noticed it moving.

Officials don't know if the snake might have posed a threat to passengers had it escaped, as in the upcoming movie "Snakes on a Plane."

Dutch authorities said it is illegal to ship vipers to the Netherlands without special permits.

The article can be found here.

I know the title is misleading but it's what the article provided and I'm too lazy to think of one. So please save your time and don't.

On another note, Stephen Colbert (my personal hero) would have gotten a kick out of this story as he is an anti-snake-on-a-plane kinda guy...



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Matt
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RE: Poisonous Snake Found On Plane To Amsterdam

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:26 am

Quoting UA777222 (Thread starter):
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- There really was a snake on a plane -- and a poisonous one at that.

So many cabin crew jokes come to mind.
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RE: Poisonous Snake Found On Plane To Amsterdam

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:27 am

Are you sure it wasn't Joan Rivers?

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RE: Poisonous Snake Found On Plane To Amsterdam

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:28 am



Is it just me or are we having more than our fair share of "snake-on-airplane" incidents this year?
 
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RE: Poisonous Snake Found On Plane To Amsterdam

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:43 am

Man I am tired of those mother-f****n' snakes!!!
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RE: Poisonous Snake Found On Plane To Amsterdam

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:43 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 3):
Is it just me or are we having more than our fair share of "snake-on-airplane" incidents this year?

I only referenced it because of Colbert's campaign against them and because there's that stupid movie coming out with it. Though it stars Samuel Jackson so I think I'd place my $9 and file it as a taxable donation to the disabled. I have a feeling that outside of lacking talent, the move will have no plot outside of snakes on a plane. Lmao sooooo lame.

Matt
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