Smuggled Pet Causes Panic

April 4, 2009

in Animal Stories

I fly twice a week for business. I was on a flight from FLL to ATL that departed at 6am. Now I normally fly first class due to the fact of my status (I can’t afford first class nor would my company pay for it).

The boarding process was normal and the aircraft, a Boeing 767, began to taxi down to the end of runway 9 left. We were just about to take off when I noticed that all the women in first class were screaming and standing in their seats. Now I got a bit nervous so I also got my feet off the ground. I thought maybe a huge RAT was running around. Well it turns out a woman in first class had a pet baby gerbil in her purse that escaped.

The aircraft had to return to the gate so that the police department could retrieve the rodent. Luckily a passenger seated in coach was able to get the pet and the woman was removed from the aircraft with her undeclared pet.

Signed, Jammin Jay

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

MJ April 29, 2009 at 6:30 am

"Now I normally fly first class due to the fact of my status (I can't afford first class nor would my company pay for it)."

Um, what?


Hugh May 1, 2009 at 7:27 am

He flies alot, and has enough points to fly 1st class. He doesn't pay for it, its because of his frequent flier status.


Julicans May 2, 2009 at 8:06 am

We had a guy that tried to go thru with his pet bird, got cought and he was fussing that this was a very important part of his show (he was a magicion)and he HAS to fly with the bird. They tell him no he can't bring it on board but can buy a carrier for it and check it into the cargo bin. What does he do instead, you ask? He kills it! Wrings it's neck and puts it in the trash! This "very important bird." Well, the LOE's see this and arrest and ticket him for cruelity to animals and he had to go to court. Some people!

pardon the spelling please!


Atari May 31, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I think killing a bird in one, swift motion is as merciful as it gets.


Mark December 3, 2009 at 1:25 am

He doesn't fly a lot, because he's a bull$hitter. The police do not get involved in escaped gerbil situations, if they did there would be a problem of another sort!


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