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Qantas jet bound for Tokyo from Sydney grounded after snake found

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Enough is enough!

with these monkey fighting snakes on this Monday to Friday plane!

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probably some nut trying to smuggle one for the petshops.

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Well, I carry my 20cm snake on every flight and I've never been asked to de-plane. Weird that they had to!

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A mandarin Rat Snake. Found in China suspected to have come singapore. Not dangerous to man. Killed to stop non native species entering Oz

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the fumigation is probably more deadly.

Yeah, I was thinking about that. What kind of fumigation kills snakes but doesn't hurt humans? It sounds like the entomologists at work.

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I wonder how the snake got there.

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hisssssssssssssss

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Oh I bet they know what kind of snake was on board. Like Disillusioned mentioned earlier, probably one of the top 10 most dangerous in the World.

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@gogogo - exactly what I was thinking!!!

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@Disillusion: You are right. In Japan, there was a poison snake mamushi. head is wider than body. Dokuhebi that bite people.

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kill it!

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the fumigation is probably more deadly.

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"Cue the Samuel L Jackson jokes"

I've had it with these mother fin' snakes on this motherfin' plane!

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a 3-meter (10-foot) python in January clung to the wing of a Qantas flight

Maybe that was his "papa" ? (In which case, he was probably trying to find him...)

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Maybe the snake was so small they thought it might be a large insect? I'd feel better if they left the snake with herpetologists.

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the snake was with entomologists

Don't entomologists study insects? I think snake experts would be ophiologists. Maybe there weren't any, so they figured snakes were like really big worms or something.

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Why'd it have to be snakes?

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Agree with disillusioned but a 20cm snake that is not easily identified is most likely from another part of the world since customs would be pretty clued up about most species. That being the case its its possible that by the time they figured out what antivenin to give you its too late. Its silly to assume a small animal is not dangerous.

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Full body scanner next? I hope not!

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Snakes on a Plane ;)

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Cue the Samuel L Jackson jokes.

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Make no mistake! A 20cm Australian snake can be deadly! Nine out of ten of the world's most dangerous snakes live in Australia and all are deadly from birth. A good call by authorities.

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