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Snake on a plane - airport gets surprise

2012-10-26 22:25

London - Scottish airport staff got a slithery surprise when they stumbled upon a Mexican serpent stowaway under a seat.

The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says quick-thinking workers at Glasgow Airport remained "remarkably calm" when they discovered the 45cm snake on Tuesday under seats in the passenger cabin of a flight from Cancun, Mexico.

It says the young snake was taken to its Glasgow animal centre, and has been named Furtivo, Spanish for "sneak".

It said on Friday that Furtivo, a member of the Dryadophis family of snakes, was non-venomous but "feisty".

The snake may have snuck onto the plane before take-off, or hitched a ride in a passenger's hand luggage.

The society says Furtivo will remain in its care until an expert home can be found.

Comments
  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-10-27 06:17

    MAMAMIA

  • zanelenomntu.magxala.9 - 2012-10-27 06:45

    Dnt understand hw it gt up on a plane*confused*

  • xshabangu - 2012-10-27 06:49

    If i was on that plane, then i wud claim and say my life is movie...

  • siliziwem - 2012-10-27 07:29

    Now when is part 3 of the movie going to be released? Part 2 boring...only 1 Mexican snake!

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