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Python on Plane Wing Captured on Video (Held on Entire Flight)
Christian Science Monitor ^

Posted on 01/13/2013 9:59:15 PM PST by nickcarraway

Python on plane wing: Passengers on a Qantas flight from Paupa New Guina to Cairns, Australia, videotaped a 10-foot python on the wing of their plane during a nearly two-hour flight.

Stunned Qantas Airways passengers watched out their windows as a large python clung to a plane's wing during a nearly two-hour flight from Australia's northeastern city of Cairns to Papua New Guinea.

The 3-meter (10-foot) python fought to stay on the wing, pulling itself forward only to be pushed back by the frigid wind.

(Excerpt) Read more at digtriad.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
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So this is how to save on air fair?
1 posted on 01/13/2013 9:59:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Salamander; shibumi; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Snakes on a plane...wing


2 posted on 01/13/2013 10:00:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It was sad.

Poor python.


3 posted on 01/13/2013 10:45:19 PM PST by Salamander (This is my tagline. There are many others like it but this one is mine.)
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To: Salamander

Seconded.


4 posted on 01/13/2013 11:30:49 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

I rarely feel bad for snakes,,, but wow.


5 posted on 01/13/2013 11:36:00 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: nickcarraway

What in the world is that picture? Does that green area represent the snake? I can hardly picture it.


6 posted on 01/13/2013 11:36:35 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: dr_lew

I believe that it a photo of a totally unrelated event (wing fairing came loose and ripped off)...the media is infamous for getting stock photos/graphics wrong when it comes to aircraft & especially firearms (i..e. “assault weapons”).


7 posted on 01/13/2013 11:58:32 PM PST by Drago
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To: DesertRhino

I think this is probably the first time I ever felt sorry for a snake.


8 posted on 01/14/2013 12:23:42 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: nickcarraway

9 posted on 01/14/2013 12:35:49 AM PST by Bratch
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To: nickcarraway
The snake that likes to travel. He didn't like riding in cars.


10 posted on 01/14/2013 12:44:19 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

That is totally messed up.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 12:58:56 AM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone else thinking The Twilight Zone?


12 posted on 01/14/2013 1:15:28 AM PST by BuddhistConservative
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To: BuddhistConservative

That was a MONKEY on Twilight Zone, I think.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 2:49:41 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Daffynition

Car owner to mechanic: “I dunno, when I try to start ‘er up, all I hear is a hissing sound.”


14 posted on 01/14/2013 3:49:10 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: dr_lew

I dunno what’s up with that photo.

The plane was fine.

The snake was trying to get inside of the flap on the following edge of the wing the whole time and was beaten to death by the wind and the cold.

I can’t imagine having to watch that happen with no way to help.


15 posted on 01/14/2013 5:40:14 AM PST by Salamander (This is my tagline. There are many others like it but this one is mine.)
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To: EinNYC

Mechanic: It’s probably the coil.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 5:41:49 AM PST by Salamander (This is my tagline. There are many others like it but this one is mine.)
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To: onona; EinNYC

17 posted on 01/14/2013 5:42:43 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Drago

You’re not kidding.

In most of the news report features, they’ve got stock photos of *Ball* Pythons as leaders.

Harmless little Balls live in North Africa, for cryin’ out loud.


18 posted on 01/14/2013 5:55:45 AM PST by Salamander (This is my tagline. There are many others like it but this one is mine.)
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To: nickcarraway
My favorite part of this story:

Passenger Robert Weber videotaped the struggle and told Australia's Fairfax Media that the wind whipping the snake against the side of the plane left a bloody smear.

Pointless information when you don't have video in the story, dontcha think?

19 posted on 01/14/2013 6:04:24 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

Here’s a story that actually has the video:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0111/Python-on-plane-wing-captured-on-video


20 posted on 01/14/2013 6:41:56 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Thanks. I had found that one after I posted the comment. Kinda feel sorry for the snake...<======= never thought I'd say that unless there was a story about Michelle Obama being bitten by a snake.
21 posted on 01/14/2013 6:56:46 AM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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22 posted on 01/14/2013 7:55:01 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Salamander

Good one! LOL!


23 posted on 01/14/2013 9:16:06 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: Daffynition

You’re at a loss for words? Words escape you? You’re so sad about the snake, you’re rendered speechless??


24 posted on 01/14/2013 9:18:19 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC

It’s either that or the fuel flow is constricted.

[so sorry]

LOL


25 posted on 01/14/2013 11:03:37 AM PST by Salamander (This is my tagline. There are many others like it but this one is mine.)
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To: martin_fierro

OMG poor snake


26 posted on 01/14/2013 12:28:21 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Slings and Arrows

We were sitting around the lunch table today speculating if Python tastes as good as Rattlesnake cooked over a camp fire.


27 posted on 01/14/2013 1:20:48 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Salamander

On a SCALE of 1 - 10, that joke really BITES. But I guess you gotta SQUEEZE all the humor out of the situation that you can.


28 posted on 01/14/2013 4:50:47 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
I have tunnel vision, as result of a TBI.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 5:53:05 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: EinNYC

LOL

You win.

:)


30 posted on 01/14/2013 6:45:19 PM PST by Salamander (This is my tagline. There are many others like it but this one is mine.)
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To: Daffynition

“Ah, folks, I regret to tell you that there’s a bit of congestion—er—constriction—up ahead.”


31 posted on 01/15/2013 4:01:03 AM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
Stretching the thread...when we have more important news, b/c they are trying to take the moon landing away from Lance Armstrong.


32 posted on 01/15/2013 4:30:57 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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