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Snakes on a plane

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by boots, May 24, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    CAIRO, Egypt -- Customs officers at Cairo's airport have detained a man bound for Saudi Arabia who was trying to smuggle 700 live snakes on a plane, airport authorities said.

    The officers were stunned when a passenger, identified as Yahia Rahim Tulba, told them his carryon bag contained live snakes after he was asked to open it.

    Tulba opened his bag to show the snakes to the police and asked the officers, who held a safe distance, not to come close. Among the various snakes, hidden in small cloth sacks, were two poisonous cobras, authorities said.

    The Egyptian said he had hoped to sell the snakes in Saudi Arabia. Police confiscated the snakes and turned Tulba over to the prosecutor's office, accusing him of violating export laws and endangering the lives of other passengers.

    According to the customs officials, Tulba claimed the snakes are wanted by Saudis who display them in glass jars in shops, keep them as pets or sell them to research centers.

    The value of the snakes was not immediately known.
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Member

    I'm sick and tired of these motherf'n snakes, in this motherf'n suitcase.
  3. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member


    With credit to BBAM, its been done before D_Bootsian
  4. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Wait. They want to display these animals in JARS? Jars not cages?

    How awful.
  5. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Do I have an alternate personality I'm not aware of?
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    wasn't that like a month ago?
  7. DrownedRedneck

    DrownedRedneck New Member

    ... and I will proudly proclaim two things.

    1. I saw this opening night.
    B. I own 'Snakes' on DVD.
    D. I still haven't taken the celophane off the DVD.
  8. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    I meant credit for the name D_Bootsian, not for calling the D_B itself.
  9. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Is anyone else having some deja vu problems?
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    If we never have another snakes on a plane reference, I'll live.
  11. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    we would prefer that as well.
  12. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Watching this on HBO for the first time now. Hilarious!
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