ROGUE REPTILES DELAY FLIGHT AT PEARSON

Sep 18, 2016

By Bob Sheppard

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We’ve heard of “Snakes On A Plane.” but how about iguanas.

A WestJet aircraft had to be held back at Toronto International Airport while the plane was searched for a pair of iguanas that were on the loose.

Four of them were hidden in the checked luggage of a passenger travelling from Cuba to Toronto, but when the suitcase was opened by customs officers, there were just two.

The plane was held back from its next leg on to Vancouver while the cargo hold was fumigated. There was a fear the iguanas on the loose could bite through exposed cables in the plane’s underbelly.

Vancouver-bound assengers were put on another plane which left about 50 minutes later.

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