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Old 04-16-09, 07:39 PM
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Baby pythons escape during flight in Australia


AFP/File A Qantas airliner was grounded after four snakes went missing from the cargo hold on a passenger flight Thu Apr 16, 2:34 pm ET
MELBOURNE, Australia Four baby pythons escaped from a container aboard a passenger plane in Australia, leading to a search that forced the cancellation of two flights, the airline said Thursday. Twelve non-venemous Stimson pythons were being transported Tuesday on a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne in the plane's cargo area in a bag inside a plastic foam box with air holes.

When the flight landed, it was discovered that four snakes had escaped from the package, a Qantas spokeswoman said in a statement.

A reptile expert searched for the 6-inch (15-centimeter) -long snakes but did not find them. It was not known if the snakes were still on the plane or if they had somehow escaped outside after the plane landed.

In the meantime, the plane missed two flights it had been scheduled to fly and the passengers were transferred to other flights.

When the snakes were not found, the airplane was fumigated and it returned to service on Wednesday.

Stimson's pythons, which can grow up to three feet (one meter) long, live in western and central Australia and are not an endangered species.
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Old 04-16-09, 08:58 PM
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"Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!"
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Old 04-16-09, 10:21 PM
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"Enough is enough! I have had it with These MONKEY FIGHTING SNAKES, on this MONDAY TO FRIDAY PLANE!!"
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Old 04-16-09, 11:39 PM
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Do you think they would have fumigated the plane if they were lost kittens?
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Old 04-16-09, 11:49 PM
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funny enough, I just watched a season three episode of How I Met Your Mother. This reminds me of the part with Barney and his eye patch.

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Barney suggests to Ted that they use eye patches to pick up women. Barney creates a story where the both of them encountered dangerous pythons on the loose, and how they saved people from the deadly pythons. And they both lost an eye in the process


Apparently, this is more probable than I thought
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Old 04-17-09, 12:05 AM
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Last I checked, pythons were not dangerous.
Well, as long as you don't wrap them around your neck if they are really big.
No fangs, no poison, just muscles.
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Last I checked, pythons were not dangerous.
Well, as long as you don't wrap them around your neck if they are really big.
No fangs, no poison, just muscles.
...and teeth.
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Well, as long as they're not dangerous, let's grab hold of one by the tail and pull...



Man, that's a bad bite!
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Teeth? Hardly.

I've been bitten by a 15 foot (not 15cm) python. It has fish teeth. Just enough to get a grip and not much else. It does bleed, but no big deal.

Kittens are far more dangerous. I have scars from kittens.
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Kittens are far more dangerous. I have scars from kittens.
Sounds to me like you answered your own question about whether they should fumigate or not
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Just in time to coincide with

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Old 04-17-09, 12:09 PM
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I can see the headlines now!
Kittens lost on plane, plane cleared, flights cancelled, plane fumigated. Safe now...
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