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Old 03-25-08, 10:49 AM
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There ARE Snakes On This Plane

http://www.kktv.com/news/headlines/16978476.html

Stowaway Rattle Snake Bites Man On Plane

Snakes on a plane? How about one in your luggage?

That's what happened to a Virginia man bitten by what authorities believe was a young canebrake rattlesnake.

High school rowing coach Andy Bacas reached into his luggage Monday after returning from a team trip to South Carolina when he felt a sharp pain. That's when he saw the nearly foot-long venomous snake and slammed the luggage shut.

Firefighters later killed the snake with a blast from a fire extinguisher. Bacas went to the hospital for treatment.

Local authorities say there's no evidence the snake was deliberately put into the bag.

A snake expert says it's conceivable a snake would crawl into luggage seeking warmth or shelter, but his first instinct is to suspect some sort of prank.

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I find it hard to believe this wasn't some sort of prank. I'd start looking down at the end of your bench, coach.
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Man - that is one funny prank - bet the fellas at the ol' frat house are yucking it up now
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Whos laughing now
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I'm curious if they searched other bags on the plane.

But it's a high school coach. Figure that he takes and leaves the bag on grassy fields.

Still, he should have noticed it before boarding. Before arriving at the airport, I always do a thorough search of my bags to ensure that I didn't leave anything behind.
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Why do they have to kill it? That snake is simple defend itself. They could have call local snake-freak to pick it up and release it in wild.
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Originally Posted by McHawkson
Why do they have to kill it? That snake is simple defend itself. They could have call local snake-freak to pick it up and release it in wild.

I'm sure the locals would love to have a rattle snake released into the woods.
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Why do they have to kill it?
Cause it's a goddamm snake?
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Shouldn't TSA have spotted it?
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Originally Posted by Jason
Cause it's a goddamm snake?
Well said sir
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
I find it hard to believe this wasn't some sort of prank. I'd start looking down at the end of your bench, coach.
Yes, look for the guy shouting "Leeeeeroy Jenkins" while "Zidane headbutting" someone. He seems to be a fan of memes from 2006.
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He should have listened to the announcements asking if anything was put in his bag without his knowledge.
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If it was at someone's house or somewhere it would be easily to facilitate its release, I see no problem releasing it.....but in regard to liability, there is no way in hell an airline would risk someone else being bitten.
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Originally Posted by Jason
Cause it's a goddamm snake?
I know it's goddamn snake, but it doesn't mean it's OK to kill it.
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Originally Posted by Jason
Cause it's a goddamm snake?
I don't know why, but this just made me bust out laughing. It was the perfect response.
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Originally Posted by Jason
Cause it's a goddamm snake?
If it's on a plane, doesn't that make it a motherfuckin' snake?

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