Crocodile Breaks Loose On Australian Flight

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SYDNEY - An Australian baggage handler had a nasty surprise when he opened the cargo door of a Qantas passenger flight to find a crocodile roaming loose in the hold, the airline said Monday.



The reptile, reported to be a relatively small specimen, escaped its transport container during a flight from Brisbane to Melbourne last week, a Qantas spokesman told AFP.

"The animal was quickly and safely secured when the aircraft arrived in Melbourne," the spokesman added.

The crocodile was being transported as freight by cargo firm Australian Air Express. Qantas said it was investigating whether the animal had been in the right container and properly loaded.

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michealriddle

Where's Samuel L. Jackson when you need him?

September 25 2012 at 12:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Verne Strickland

BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT AFTER A LENGTHY STRUGGLE, THE CREW FINALLY GOT AL GORE BACK INTO HIS CAGE, THEN PUSHED THE CAGE OUT THE DOOR WHEN THEY GOT BACK TO 30,000 FEET. AL . . . WE BARELY KNEW YE!

September 24 2012 at 9:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jayne

So why are you showing this picture of a huge creature if the one that escaped was relatively small???? Sensationalizing a bit too much I suspect.

September 24 2012 at 7:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Norma

That is why I would or will not ever ship my dog by plane. I don't think they (the air lines) take good care of any of the animals they take on board.

September 24 2012 at 5:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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