View Full Version : Airline passenger bitten By rattlesnake hidden in his luggage

25th Mar 2008, 17:23

25th Mar 2008, 17:34
Yet more airline snakes- Water World, MOL now this:eek:

25th Mar 2008, 17:37
I once flew a MAD-MAN sector and got home to find my house window smashed.

Can just see the headlines : -

"Airline Passenger arrives home to find window smashed"

25th Mar 2008, 17:44
They should make film!

Snake on a plane? Damn, already done!

Union Jack
25th Mar 2008, 17:53
Surely Sidewinders were designed to strike in flight, rather than on the ground!:O


25th Mar 2008, 22:13
A few years ago I saw a baby Massasauga rattlesnake that I was tempted to pick up - baby rattlers don't have fangs, do they? Good thing I didn't.:ooh:

25th Mar 2008, 23:49
Not impossible - But 'highly improbable' :zzz::rolleyes::rolleyes:

26th Mar 2008, 00:27
Was his luggage long and thin?

26th Mar 2008, 02:03
Fire and rescue workers sped to his home, where they opened the suitcase and sprayed the serpent with the contents of a fire extinguisher, essentially freezing and then killing it. How did they know what to do? "The guy who responded had seen it done on TV," explains Chief Ben Barksdale of the Arlington County Fire Department.

As seen on TV...:ok:

26th Mar 2008, 05:21
As it was hiding in his spare clothes I suppose it gives a new meaning to the term "trouser snake".:}

Beatriz Fontana
26th Mar 2008, 09:13
Poor snake! Completly underestimated the scale of the drama. Bet it had a hissy fit...

Hat, coat, going....

26th Mar 2008, 10:28
"I've had it with these mother-****ing snakes on this mother-****ing forum"

as Samuel L Jackson might have said.

Cap'n Arrr
26th Mar 2008, 10:47
Damn it - Orgasmic beat me to it!!!

and so I revert to my plan B post:


Maybe the motha-f***ing snake had had enough of being on the motha-f***ing plane?

26th Mar 2008, 14:09
As it was hiding in his spare clothes I suppose it gives a new meaning to the term "trouser snake". :} I understand that the question "Does Sir let it hang to the left or the right?" is still asked in Saville Row...?!

26th Mar 2008, 14:15
When I was measured for my wedding suit in Honkers I was asked if I dressed to the right.

I still don't really get it.

Good suit though.

26th Mar 2008, 14:28
Last time I wore a suit was in 1985. Never been able to afford Saville Row and would have preferred Armani anyway, here's the lines from the movie The Tailor of Panama based on John Le Carré's novel which was my inspiration: Harry Pendel: And do we dress right or left, sir? Most of my gentlemen favour left these days, don't think it's political.
Andrew 'Andy' Osnard: Never know where the bloody thing is. Bobs about like a wind-sock. You're absolutely right, the correct term is dress...?! :ok:

26th Mar 2008, 15:39
Q: And does Sir dress to the left or to the right.........?

A: Just leave them baggy around the knees!