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The Weirdest Pets That Have Flown on an Airplane

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Baby monkeys

Flying monkeys have are no longer shocking passengers. In one instance, according to a news report, a baby monkey, 3-month-old bonobo Bili, was even given its own seat as he flew to Germany to meet his new mother.

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A crocodile

A smuggler got a crocodile on a plane traveling in the Congo. Unfortunately, the reptile crawled out of its bag shortly before the plane was due to land, causing a huge panic. The crew and passengers ran to the front of the aircraft. The pilot lost control, possibly due to the weight shift, resulting in a crash. Only one person of the 20 on board survived.

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Tropical fish

A woman arriving in Melbourne, Australia from Singapore had 51 live tropical fish in 15 bags of water hidden in a specially designed apron under her skirt. Security officers became suspicious of her when they heard strange noises coming from near her waist. In the U.S., live fish must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container, according to the TSA. An agent will visually inspect it at checkpoint.

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Snakes

Passengers on an Aeromexico plane saw a terrifying sight near the overhead bins –a hanging snake. Sometimes the carnivorous reptiles remain out of sight. Many people try to smuggle snakes into Hawaii, which is a Class C felony. They hide them in packages and in their luggage. Violators could be jailed for up to three years and fined up to $200,000.  

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A duck

The most famous duck passenger is Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt, an emotional support animal. He was all over the news earlier this year when pictures of him appeared on Twitter. He has a calming effect on his owner who suffers from PTSD.  

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A pig

If a duck can be an emotional support animal so can a pig. Two years ago, on a US Airways flight, a passenger was allowed to bring her pig on board as ESA under Department of Transportation guidelines, according to a company’s spokesperson. A few travelers said it stank up the whole plane.

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A kangaroo

Apparently you don’t have to be in Australia to see the adorable animal. They have been photographed on a plane a few times. One looks quite comfortable in its seat in the first class cabin aboard American Airlines.

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A miniature horse

A horse can be a service animal. The most famous example is possibly the one where a blind man brings his miniature horse Cuddles to a live taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show. The horse didn’t fit in the economy class cabin and was upgraded.

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Tortoises

A lot of people are asking if they can fly with tortoises and the answer varies with every airline. They have been frequent passengers, designated as support animals. An NBC investigative report shows that they have become too common – to the point that flight attendants fear the animals could be a safety hazard.

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A falcon

You are more likely to see a falcon on a plane if you’re flying Qatar Airways or another airline in the Gulf States. (These raptors are highly regarded there.) One occasion was filmed on a domestic flight from San Diego to Denver. He is a cadet in the Air Force Academy out of Colorado Springs and is in the falconer program.

The Weirdest Pets That Have Flown on an Airplane