View Full Version : Vacancy for a ship's cat?

16th Dec 2006, 18:00
Expect the unexpected! A passenger is reported to have released about 80 mice into the cabin, during a Saudi domestic flight from Riyadh to Tabuk. I don't think there is a procedure for this?

16th Dec 2006, 18:57
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Good to see the journo's have managed to get the expression "panic-stricken" even into this story.

16th Dec 2006, 19:36
"Mice On A Plane"? Sounds like a good title for a movie. :}

17th Dec 2006, 09:43
Just call American Airlines Rodent Exterminating Company. They have had some infestation problems on their aircraft last year.

17th Dec 2006, 11:49
They need one of these :ok:
The Rodent Control Officer at EGBO

17th Dec 2006, 12:21
That'll be a Weapon of Mouse Destruction, then?

DX Wombat
17th Dec 2006, 12:34
He looks like a big pussycat to me :)

17th Dec 2006, 14:34
Climb to altitude, get on oxygen, depressurise for 10 minutes. :)

It worked on a nimrod a few years ago.

We never did find the corpse though!!!:eek:

Midland 331
17th Dec 2006, 16:08
I chased one up an air bridge once at JNB, much to the amusement and mockery of the AMS-bound punters, who probably did not appreciate that we would be seriously AOG if it was spotted on board.

I did notice a couple of foxes near the coaching stands at CDG the other week. Maybe they could be trained to move chocks, as in "One Man And His Dog" (BBC TV series about sheepdogs)


17th Dec 2006, 17:59
This isn't on Jet Blast already?

I had a cat we named Mark, after Mars, the God of War, as it was warlike as a kitten.

Only time I saw it in a standoff was with a pygmy shrew, another tough critter.

Still, Mark would chase squirrels up trees then invariably fall off the tree when the squirrel would reverse course and run down the tree. Cats having curved claws that let you climb up, and squirrels having straight claws that work going up or down.

The squirrels must have been laughing, as they got the cat to fall off the tree every time.

Even though it was my childhood pet, the look on his face was priceless as he realized the gravity of his situation.

17th Dec 2006, 18:40
Particularly the force of gravity of his situation?