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Saw this on my Linkdin feed.  Anyone of you people ever experience something like this?

 

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Lizards. Via catering trucks in southern stops. The good thing is passengers usually help find them at 35,OOO’. Works out really well. 🦎👀

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In January I spent some time at regional airports in the heart of Australia. I heard too many scary stories of nasty spiders and snakes who call those airports home. Seeing the bite marks in the calf of one of the locals was too much for me. He was proud of the fact that it only took him a week to recover in the hospital. That was after receiving anti-venom about 15 minutes after being attacked by a brown snake while cutting the grass near the terminal.

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USAir would ship white mice up to YYZ. Inevitably a box would be open on arrival. 

Had a bunch of loose frogs once on AAL

a very **bleep** off Monkey in a cage on UAL. We needed broom handles through the cage to get it off. 

The guy that jumped out of the wheel well of a BWIA L1011 scared the crap out of me. 

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5 minutes ago, AAS said:

USAir would ship white mice up to YYZ. Inevitably a box would be open on arrival. 

Had a bunch of loose frogs once on AAL

a very **bleep** off Monkey in a cage on UAL. We needed broom handles through the cage to get it off. 

The guy that jumped out of the wheel well of a BWIA L1011 scared the crap out of me. 

THat happened TWICE during my time on the line at Pearson.  One time there were 2 guys and one was dead.  They were found on DEPARTURE back South.

 

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In my early days I was a baggage handler in YVR.

As we were loading a 747 for YYZ an elderly gentleman was escorted down to the ramp as he wanted to be sure his mutt was loaded with great care.

The mutt was blind in one eye, was missing half an ear and could barely stand on all four legs.

He watched and was satisfied that his mutt was going to be ok as we placed the mutt in a cage in the bulk hold right next to a brown bear in a cage.  I always have wondered if the mutt died of fright on that trip.

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The mutt was blind in one eye, was missing half an ear and could barely stand on all four legs.

As the old joke goes....was his name “Lucky” ???

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Maybe the poor got that way on the inbound flight...

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Had a little white kitten get loose on the takeoff roll. Managed to grab the little guy and hang onto him for takeoff (I was in the aft jumpseat on the DC-9). I was a bloody mess afterwards from all the little scratches on my hands and arms, but boy was he cute. 

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Midnight launch out of MEX...Had a couple of days there so wandered the streets and bought this little hand carved type whistle that when blown sounded like a cat.

F/A came bouncing into the flight deck to tell us we were loaded. The other guy had my whistle and sorta turned  toward the window and softly blew it.

The F/A was startled and asked what the sound was. I told her apparently a cat got loose and was somewhere in the cockpit. We made and issue of moving flight bags and controls trying to find it. The whistle went again and I stated I thought the car was up by the rudder pedals. I handed the F/A my flashlight and said if she got down on her hands and knees and checked out the area ahead of our rudder pedals, perhaps she could see the cat...so down she dropped, saying "here kitty kitty, here kitty kitty".

I couldn't hold it any longer and burst out laughing, told her what was up....she didn't appear to think it was too funny.

We both drank out of our own water bottles during  the flight back to YYZ.

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