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Pilot Finds Snake Near Jet Tyre Before Take Off (Snakes Try To Get On Plane
Emirates 24/7 ^ | 6/4/2013

Posted on 06/04/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway

He spotted the reptile when making the final routine check of the plane

A Saudi pilot checking the passenger aircraft before taking off from an airport in the Gulf Kingdom was shocked when he saw a snake crawling near the tyres.

The pilot of the flight operated by the government-owned Saudi Airlines was making the final routine check of the plane at the airport in the northwestern town of Tabuk when he came face to face with the reptile.

The snake could have sneaked into the aircraft and attacked passengers…what is the airport management going to do about this negligence,” the unnamed pilot told the Saudi Arabic language Sabq newspaper.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Travel; Weird Stuff
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I wonder if it was an assault snake?

1 posted on 06/04/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows; Salamander
I wonder if this snake heard about Snakes on a Plane? Don't you hate when you hear about something from a friend, then you try it, and it isn't quite the same?
2 posted on 06/04/2013 3:07:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

(Have I been spelling ‘tire’ wrong all these years?)


3 posted on 06/04/2013 3:09:41 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: txhurl

I heard a rumour you should labour to spell it right, but I won’t criticise you.


4 posted on 06/04/2013 3:11:22 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: txhurl

Maybe they were in Tyre, Lebanon. /s


5 posted on 06/04/2013 3:12:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

“I am so tired of these #$%#$$ snakes on this #$%#$$ plane...”


6 posted on 06/04/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: nickcarraway

You know why my answer would have been?

‘Ohhhhh Noooooo.. those are black mambas. Somebody ground up the female parts of one and spread it all around the plane if they’re trying to get up through the ‘tyres’. You should check ALL your planes for mambas.... this is terrible.’


7 posted on 06/04/2013 3:15:02 PM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: nickcarraway

When I was in Pilot training at Williams AFB in Arizona we would frequently find rattlesnakes in the wheel wells of parked aircraft. There was a story out of Moody AFB in Valdosta GA when a student pilot went to solo in a tweet, a small green snake crawled out of the air-conditioning vent and curled up between his legs. He circled around and landed without incident. They had to throw the seat cushion away because they could not get the pucker out of it.


8 posted on 06/04/2013 3:16:25 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Borax Queen; Darksheare
Wanna get away? SW airlines slogan.......

:-)

9 posted on 06/04/2013 3:18:35 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: nickcarraway

The vast majority of snakes are harmless; however, it’s not a good idea to gamble if you don’t know what variety it is.


10 posted on 06/04/2013 3:21:31 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Billthedrill

When “Snakes On A Plane” came on TNT, it was...

“I am so tired of these monkeyfied snakes on this Monday to Friday plane...”

That is almost funnier.


11 posted on 06/04/2013 3:26:57 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: nickcarraway
Only one thing to do. . .

Paging Samuel L. Jackson. . . .

12 posted on 06/04/2013 3:27:23 PM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: nickcarraway

can snakes byte through tyres?


13 posted on 06/04/2013 3:34:41 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: nickcarraway

a snake on a Saudi plane? Sounds like professional courtesy to me!


14 posted on 06/04/2013 3:39:36 PM PDT by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: nickcarraway

Did Samuel L. Jackson recently visit Saudi Arabia?


15 posted on 06/04/2013 3:48:54 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: MikeSteelBe

Yeah, I know this isn’t Samuel L. Jackson, but I also heard this one on a movie aired on TNT:

“Yippie-ki-yay, my friend!”


16 posted on 06/04/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: nickcarraway

Perhaps it was a pilot snake.

Pilot Snake
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
“Native to the North Georgia Mountains. It is one of the most deadly snakes one can encounter.”

It’s a mean copperhead.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQN8V3ZjldjyOkKCRP36TqISBuedbUVs3_bYQqNyUY1p92qblGn


17 posted on 06/04/2013 4:19:37 PM PDT by buridan
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

“Yippie-ki-yay, my friend!” is better than “Yippie-ki-yay, Mr. Falcon!”

That was the dubbed version I heard once on TV many years ago,


18 posted on 06/05/2013 5:36:19 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: nickcarraway
Even before the movie, there have been numerous incidents of snakes trying to stowaway on planes.

It's a big problem with introduction of nuisance/non-native species.

I couldn't find the link to the story I was thinking of, but here is a pic of a snake hanging onto the wing of a Qantas flight:



and a link to _that_ story:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/snake-stowaway-shocks-plane-passengers-1.1071008

The story I was looking for was one where a poisonous jungle snake had wrapped itself around the landing gear. IIRC, it froze to death during the flight.
19 posted on 06/06/2013 10:07:29 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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