From parrots to underwear, last week we revealed the 20 strangest things left on flights by passengers. But parrots are not the only wildlife to have been discovered aboard. We present the top 10 animals found on planes.
A swarm of bees was once spotted on board a flight to Moscow, forcing terrified passengers to ‘buzz for help'. They certainly kept frantic cabin crew as busy as a bee.
A horrified air hostess cancelled a Nepal Airlines flight to Bangkok after discovering a tiny passenger scurrying across the cabin. The mouse gave himself up to officials and came quietly.
A winged stowaway was discovered flapping round the cabin on a Delta flight from Wisconsin to Atlanta, much to the alarm of passengers. Watch the video below.
One of the more unpleasant discoveries in our round-up, maggots were found falling from an overhead locker on a flight due to depart from Atlanta airport. The maggots were found in rotten meat inside a passenger’s luggage.
Who’s a pretty boy then? One amorous owner clearly couldn’t bear to be apart from her two exotic birds as they were found inside her socks as she attempted to board a flight from Los Angeles to China.
They say you should keep some things under you hat, but a pet monkey on a flight probably isn’t one of them. The tiny marmoset was found on a flight from Florida to New York, but much to the delight of passengers was allowed to sit next to his owner for the rest of the flight and behaved impeccably for the duration of the journey.
A Qantas flight crew conducting routine checks before take-off in Sydney made a rather grim discovery when a group of rats were found in the medical equipment compartment. No passengers had boarded and the problem was rectified before the jet returned to service.
Authorities in Bangkok were alerted recently to a passenger who was found to have several rare infant leopards, panthers and bears in his suitcase. In Thailand, leopards and panthers can fetch $5,000 each on the illegal black market.
A passenger managed to smuggle two parrots alongside a squirrel on an Etihad plane departing from Jakarta last year, before being arrested on his arrival at Abu Dhabi airport.
A man was found recently attempting to smuggle his pet turtle onto a China Southern Airlines flight in a KFC burger. Despite the passenger's claim that his small friend was 'just a hamburger', it not permitted to travel.