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nieh
11-01-2008, 08:29 AM
Cheetahs on plane: Animal gets loose in cargo hold

ATLANTA A Delta baggage worker got a bit of a fright before Halloween when she opened a jetliner's cargo door and found a cheetah running loose amid the luggage. Two cheetahs were being flown in the cargo area of a Boeing 757 passenger flight from Portland, Ore., to Atlanta on Thursday when one escaped from its cage, Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Friday.

"They told us a large animal had gotten out of a container in the cargo hold and they were having to send someone to tranquilize it," said one passenger, Lee Sentell of Montgomery, Ala.

He said luggage was delayed, but baggage handlers promised to send his bags to him in Alabama.

The good news for passengers: The escaped cheetah didn't damage any of their luggage.

The airline summoned help from Zoo Atlanta, and experts rushed to a closed airport hangar and tranquilized the escaped animal and took both big cats to the zoo.

Both 1-year-old female cheetahs were on their way from the Wildlife Safari Park in Winston, Ore., to the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee, Memphis Zoo spokesman Drew Smith said in an e-mail. He said the two cheetahs will stay a few days at the zoo in Atlanta until the Memphis Zoo gets a team together to fetch them.

The cheetahs are on loan to the Memphis Zoo, but Smith said he wasn't sure how long they would stay there.


The good news for passengers: The escaped cheetah didn't damage any of their luggage.
Or any of them...

F@ BANKZ
11-01-2008, 09:29 AM
I feel a song coming on.

Camilamazed
11-01-2008, 09:38 AM
Whoa.. how come did the Cheetah get loose? Somebody is going to be blamed for it.

=S

ad8
11-01-2008, 09:50 AM
Poor kitties must have had a hard time in there:D

T-6005
11-01-2008, 11:43 AM
I think we need a Cheetahs on a Plane logo.

It kind of sounds like a breakfast cereal.

wheelchairman
11-01-2008, 11:56 AM
The coolest things ALWAYS happen in Oregon.

Seriously. Cheetah terrorists. Ha! Take that New York! Muslim terrorists are SOOO 2001!

ad8
11-01-2008, 12:16 PM
The coolest things ALWAYS happen in Oregon.

Seriously. Cheetah terrorists. Ha! Take that New York! Muslim terrorists are SOOO 2001!

America should start a war on cheetahs. Let's bomb Southern Africa for this.

dff_punk
11-01-2008, 12:46 PM
At first I thought this was about some new movie, called "Cheetahs On A Plane"..well.. whatever:p

ad8
11-01-2008, 12:50 PM
At first I thought this was about some new movie, called "Cheetahs On A Plane"..well.. whatever:p

I was first reminded of the Cheetah car from Grand Theft Auto:D

SK8rocka
11-02-2008, 01:42 PM
When i saw this thread it remided me of cheetos, and planes, and rick jaymz.