If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Philly.com)   Burning questions answered about snakes on planes, including policies of American, United, Southwest and US Airways on such matters   (philly.com) divider line 55
    More: PSA  
•       •       •

7914 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Apr 2006 at 6:34 PM (8 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



55 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2006-04-25 01:56:19 PM
ahh good to know
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-04-25 04:08:20 PM
"In this day and age, there will probably be someone on a plane that will walk over and say they're harmless."

I would do that. Not that I know anything about snakes, but I'm more afraid of panicky passengers.
 
2006-04-25 04:59:47 PM
Most snakes are. They only strike when provoked and feel they have to defend themselves (like if you're about to step on one or something).

I've handled venomous snakes (Holy Crap that sounds so cool!), and they're just like scared little puppies...ugly scaly beady eyed puppies, but still same sort of reactions.
 
2006-04-25 06:39:06 PM
At least it's not a sequel.
 
2006-04-25 06:39:36 PM
policy?

There are motherfarking snakes on the plane, and there is not a god damn thing you can do about it!
 
2006-04-25 06:40:14 PM
But.. BUT... THERE are SNAKES.

On the Plane. On the Motherfarking Plane for goodness sakes!1!~
 
2006-04-25 06:40:42 PM
" Say a poisonous snake bites me and I'm trapped on an airplane?

Chances are, "You won't die from a snake bite in six hours," Collins said. "You're going to get to L.A., and some of the most sophisticated treatments in the world are going to be available there.
"

Apparently someone hasn't heard of the Black Mamba??
 
2006-04-25 06:41:32 PM
Indiana Jones unavailable for comment?
 
2006-04-25 06:41:45 PM
From TFA:
Suddenly, the overhead oxygen-mask door pops open and down drops a ...

Snake!

In your lap!

Hissssssssssssss.


Hahahahahahahhahahhahaahah. Journalistic gold I tells ya!

/Hisssssss
//hahaha
//slashies on a plane
 
2006-04-25 06:42:25 PM
Your sympathy for the DHS is unpatriotic. The DHS should have the power to over-ride every single human right to get the job done and make America feel safe. Even if it means coming at your home and watching you fark your gf cometh the hour. Man up Nancys! Do it for freedom. Enlist your kids so they don't grow up catching the ghey.
 
2006-04-25 06:42:46 PM
kid getting on a in front of me at the Philly airport was trying to take a snake in a plastic box on as his carry on.

/I don't think he made it quite past security.
//There were no snakes on that plane.
 
2006-04-25 06:43:19 PM
Prepare to be scared like a LITTLE GOT-DAMN biatch.
 
2006-04-25 06:44:40 PM
2006-04-25 06:42:25 PM KlumTheFark

Wow, quite a Troll, too bad this is a thread about snakes.
 
2006-04-25 06:45:51 PM
But what if your on a plane and all of a sudden a crappy cgi snake pops out of your blouse? Then what huh?!
 
2006-04-25 06:46:23 PM
So I'm supposed to remain calm when I'm face-to-face with a snake? No way. I'm screaming.

"If it makes you feel better," said Charlie Lee, extension wildlife specialist at Kansas State University in Manhattan. "It's not going to scare the snake off."

====

I had to laugh at that one...
 
2006-04-25 06:46:44 PM
"Life for snakes was a lot simpler when people weren't around."

Amen to that.

You think the snakes want to be on that plane?

There ain't a got-damn thing THEY can do about it, either.
 
2006-04-25 06:48:11 PM
www.strangedangers.com
 
2006-04-25 06:48:27 PM
st_gulik: I've handled venomous snakes (Holy Crap that sounds so cool!), and they're just like scared little puppies...ugly scaly beady eyed puppies, but still same sort of reactions.


Ever handle a Water Moccasin (Cotton Mouth)? Those are one of the most pissed off snakes around. I can't imagine one acting like a scared puppy.
 
2006-04-25 06:49:00 PM
KlumTheFark

I work for the DHS

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You dont.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic....Dont make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some Farkers believe anything they hear.
 
2006-04-25 06:51:22 PM
Who cares about snakes on a plane when you might have

www.moviepoopshoot.com

?
 
2006-04-25 06:52:00 PM
What if I have a seeing eye snake named samuel?
 
2006-04-25 06:59:19 PM
theres a little form you have to sign when arriving on flights to hawaii stating that you don['t have and snakes or bananas. So how would they get the snakes to hawaii? Lie on the form? Thats unpossible!

head asplodes
 
2006-04-25 07:00:50 PM
The entire contents of the article, as seen on my computer with Firefox:

Hisssss on Hollywood
The upcoming film 'Snakes on a Plane' is giving the reptile a bad rep
By LISA GUTIERREZ
The Kansas City Star
 
2006-04-25 07:03:05 PM
Go here,
http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com

By the way, how do I make it clicky? I checked the FarQ.
 
2006-04-25 07:03:10 PM
img180.imageshack.us
Several major airlines don't allow snakes on a plane
 
2006-04-25 07:15:02 PM
I work for the DHS

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You dont.
 
2006-04-25 07:18:35 PM
She's right about the 'the snake would try to find a place to hide.' When I take my snake out, it tries to find its way into the smallest, darkest, warm place possible.

www.mckayness.com
 
2006-04-25 07:21:09 PM
When I take my snake out, it tries to find its way into the smallest, darkest, warm place possible.

Huh? Are we talking about snakes?
 
2006-04-25 07:24:06 PM
yea? well i had snakes on a pane! last week - and heres a pic. scared the living shiat out of me - staring in to my office with those beady farkin eyes. and it slithered under the bedroom floor.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b229/jasonium/P1010001.jpg
ucopy upaste
 
2006-04-25 07:31:02 PM
adenosine
Nice looking Ball Python!

For those of you that don't know they're extremely tame, social, and very timid little creatures.
 
2006-04-25 07:33:53 PM
I work for the DHS

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You dont.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic....Dont make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some Farkers believe anything they hear.
 
2006-04-25 07:40:14 PM
■ American Airlines: No snakes in the cabin; dogs and cats only. Snakes can be shipped as cargo, however, but only by reputable shippers who have security clearance.

■ United Airlines: No snakes as carry-on; only dogs, cats and household birds - canaries, finches and parakeets - allowed in the cabin.

■ US Airways: No snakes anywhere on the plane. Only domestic cats, dogs, birds and tropical fish in the cabin; no animals allowed as cargo.

/wtf?
 
2006-04-25 07:40:15 PM
I agree Mike_Bolton
We don't have snakes in Hawaii, so it'd seem like an awful lot of trouble to first smuggle snakes there, just to have them smuggled back for this flight to LA. Now that's a muthafarkin plot hole in this muthafarkin movie.
 
2006-04-25 07:41:21 PM
Nevermind the people on the plane, think of the poor ducks!
 
2006-04-25 07:45:23 PM
XXXXXXXXXXX allows domesticated cats, dogs, pet rabbits and household birds to be carried in the aircraft cabin on all U.S. domestic flights (except to/from Hawaii). An in-cabin pet may be carried in lieu of a carry-on bag and is subject to an $80.00 service charge each way ($160.00 for round trip travel). Pets can be booked online or by calling Continental reservations.

So, amusingly enough, we allow some really great motherfarkin snake FOOD on the plane, but no got-damn snakes.

\I'll be on 24 hours worth of flights next Monday, please don't even bring your pet snake to the aiport.
\\If you do bring your pet snake, please don't pet it so that anyone notices.
\\\If you do pet your snake, make it spit on the TSA pricks. :D
\\\\Snake spit. My idea for the movie. I want credit if it's in there.



\This PSA brought to you by the blue and white airline with the globe on the tail.
\\
 
2006-04-25 07:48:02 PM
Screwing up posts since 1999! :(
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2006-04-25 07:50:09 PM
US Airways: No snakes anywhere on the plane. Only domestic cats, dogs, birds and tropical fish in the cabin

From this page about the artist of the comic "Rhymes with Orange":
I have four goldfish that have lived many years. I took them on the plane with me (in a plastic bag with water) back to Boston and they almost wouldn't let me on, but then they did. The fish were a big hit with the other passengers.
 
2006-04-25 07:55:58 PM
The fish were a big hit with the other passengers.

I'll bet, probably tasty with the pretzels.

/Free first class upgrade to whomever swallows the most live goldfish?
 
2006-04-25 08:08:39 PM
UberDave: Ever handle a Water Moccasin (Cotton Mouth)? Those are one of the most pissed off snakes around. I can't imagine one acting like a scared puppy.


Yeah, Rattlers just seem to want to get lost, but Cottton Mouths are mean. They are like wasps, all ill, and ready to bite.
 
2006-04-25 08:29:57 PM
remember the SOAP Poster photoshop theme. one of them was used in time magazine this week. I lol'd.
 
2006-04-25 08:35:24 PM
the frequency of such headlines will only increase the closer we get to the opening of SOAP, i fear.
 
2006-04-25 09:04:50 PM
Ever handle a Water Moccasin (Cotton Mouth)? Those are one of the most pissed off snakes around. I can't imagine one acting like a scared puppy.

I imagine he was talking more about coral snakes, or ever copperheads, cobras, or most rattlers. Poor little coral snakes are scared of _everything_, and pretty much harmless. Water Moccasins are just plain nasty tempered. They hate everything, and they fear nothing.

Similar in temperment and maybe as dangerous but non-venomous would be the anaconda... of all the big snakes, these guys have the worst rep. due to their tendancy towards being mean bastards.

The burmese pictured above in the bathtub with the kid is a safer (though potentially almost as large!) choice. That one's only about half grown...not more than a year or so old...and was obviously well fed. Also, the water for the kid was probably cool enough that the snake was feeling a bit sluggish. I wouldn't put the kid in a tub with a snake like that, though... kids that age put their hands in their mouths _way_ too much, and after that snake was in there for a few moments, chances are good the tub was _full_ of salmonella. He probably wasn't in any danger of being a snack, though.
 
2006-04-25 09:16:34 PM
Q - So how'd they get those snakes to be scary on command?

A - "For one thing, it's not like you could train a snake to respond on cue," Collins said.

"They don't train well. ... "

img199.imageshack.us
 
2006-04-25 09:31:21 PM
Spuddy345

the frequency of such headlines will only increase the closer we get to the opening of SOAP, i fear.

You say that like it's a bad thing!

On opening day, Fark should have nothing but Snakes on a Plane related headlines.

Bliss, man, bliss.
 
2006-04-25 09:55:19 PM
Interesting read but not for the squeamish.

http://www.rattlesnakebite.org/
 
2006-04-25 09:59:08 PM
Heh, Herpetologist, Heh

/your momma got a herpetologist
//and yo gramma reccomended him
 
2006-04-25 10:15:27 PM
guh, beaten by one post to a herpetologist joke.
 
2006-04-25 10:22:47 PM
http://www.explorebiodiversity.com/Hawaii/BiodiversityForgotten/Wildlife/Repti les/Snakes.htm
 
2006-04-25 10:59:27 PM
UberDave

I second the cotton mouth comment. Also pine snakes though not venomous are incredibly pissy. A camp I used to work at had lots of snakes one of 'em was a 12ft python that when it got close to feeding time (once a month) would raise up the front of his cage trying to get out to eat the little kids.

Kids: Why's he trying to climb up the glass door
Us: oh he's just saying hi


There were water snakes everywhere at the camp that wouldn't move even if you poked them with a stick. They would also swim straight through the middle of all the kids swimming in the pond. Still brings a smile to my face remembering how the adults freaked out worse than the kids.
 
2006-04-25 11:32:09 PM
What about the snake in my pants? Can I get a boarding pass for him?
 
Displayed 50 of 55 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report