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Snakes sneak a ride to Abu Dhabi

world Updated: Dec 07, 2010 13:51 IST

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The Abu Dhabi police recently detained an airline passenger carrying a bag filled with snakes and other animals on an eight hour flight from Indonesia to the United Arab Emirates. Astonishingly, the menagerie of four snakes, two parrots and a squirrel was found in the transit area at Abu Dhabi's airport last week and it is unclear as to how the animals passed authorities in Indonesia.

Thankfully, there was no real-life replay of the 2006 thriller "Snakes on a Plane" during the flight. While the police did not identify the snake species, a Dubai-based newspaper, 7 Days, quoted experts as saying the photos appear to be reticulated and blood pythons, both non-venomous. Meanwhile, the police has declined to give the suspect's name or final destination.