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Moving a snake

Hello. Was wondering if anyone had any info regarding the relocation of a snake to the UK? We are moving back soon and would very much like to take him back with us but the airlines, contrary to the movie, do not allow "snakes on the plane". Any service providers with an approximate cost would be appreciated. (It's a python regius about 1.2m)


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Hello. Was wondering if anyone had any info regarding the relocation of a snake to the UK? We are moving back soon and would very much like to take him back with us but the airlines, contrary to the movie, do not allow "snakes on the plane". Any service providers with an approximate cost would be appreciated. (It's a python regius about 1.2m)


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Snakes on a train?

Or is that a strain?

Snakes down the trousers?

Or is that a pain?

Snakes in a car?

Or is it too far?

Snakes on a bike?

What's not to like?

Snakes on a bus?

Too much of a fuss?
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Thanks Tom. That's lightened up my afternoon!
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Random Google result -- these people seem to think that snakes can fly to the UK.
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Random Google result -- these people seem to think that snakes can fly to the UK.
if pigs can fly, so can snakes.
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You should contact a cargo company that specialises in Live Animal shipping. Like this one:

https://www.iagcargo.com/iagcargo/po...o/live_animals
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Re: Moving a snake

I'm going to forego the obvious innuendo and just state I have absolutely no idea.
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In luxury too: http://www.animalairlines.co.uk/private-jet/

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Re: Moving a snake

Thanks for those suggestions. I spoke to IAG and they said it could be up to CHF2-3k for a transfer like this. Time to dust off Plan B....
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if pigs can fly, so can snakes.
I think most of us know by now that weasels can fly, so yeah, why not reptiles too?


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Thanks for those suggestions. I spoke to IAG and they said it could be up to CHF2-3k for a transfer like this. Time to dust off Plan B....
There's usually people advertising here who are driving part loads or one way who would (might) take it. I used to do it often and took all sorts of strange things back and forth.

Keep an eye out in the Transport / Driving forum or place an ad there.
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Re: Moving a snake

What a great photo. I love the expression on the bird's face, usually how I look after looking at the check out receipt after the weekly shop!
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What a great photo. I love the expression on the bird's face, usually how I look after looking at the check out receipt after the weekly shop!
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Re: Moving a snake

I'd be wary of that one. As far as I know any pet arriving by private plane can't be admitted. That was certainly the case when the scheme was first introduced, because they actually had someone trying it in the "Animal Airport" tv series and the dog had to be sent back to the country it flew from.

Also that company isn't on the DEFRA approved airline list.

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...tes-150225.pdf

Whether that would apply for a snake I don't know though.

Doesn't seem to be any restrictions:

"There are no restrictions on bringing pet rodents, rabbits, birds, ornamental fish, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles to the UK from other EU countries.
Pet rabbits and rodents from countries outside the EU must spend 4 months in quarantine. They need a rabies import licence.
Contact the Centre for International Trade (Carlisle) for more information on the rules for travelling with these or other species of pet."

https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

Maybe considering driving over? As you have to leave your pet in the car on the ferry anyway, maybe they'd be okay with it. Or perhaps Eurotunnel? Otherwise, I think a professional animal importer is the only way you could do it.
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It's a popular form of transport these days.








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Re: Moving a snake

If you can take dogs on planes, I don't really understand why not a snake...
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Time to dust off Plan B....
Plan B = eat the snake?
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I'd be wary of that one. As far as I know any pet arriving by private plane can't be admitted. That was certainly the case when the scheme was first introduced, because they actually had someone trying it in the "Animal Airport" tv series and the dog had to be sent back to the country it flew from.

Also that company isn't on the DEFRA approved airline list.

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...tes-150225.pdf

Whether that would apply for a snake I don't know though.

Doesn't seem to be any restrictions:

"There are no restrictions on bringing pet rodents, rabbits, birds, ornamental fish, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles to the UK from other EU countries.
Pet rabbits and rodents from countries outside the EU must spend 4 months in quarantine. They need a rabies import licence.
Contact the Centre for International Trade (Carlisle) for more information on the rules for travelling with these or other species of pet."

https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

Maybe considering driving over? As you have to leave your pet in the car on the ferry anyway, maybe they'd be okay with it. Or perhaps Eurotunnel? Otherwise, I think a professional animal importer is the only way you could do it.
About "As far as I know any pet arriving by private plane can't be admitted. "

I believe that rule only applies to dogs, cats, ferrets and horses look here? There are only certain carriers permitted to carry these into the UK.
Different rules for non EU pets.
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I'd be wary of that one. As far as I know any pet arriving by private plane can't be admitted. That was certainly the case when the scheme was first introduced, because they actually had someone trying it in the "Animal Airport" tv series and the dog had to be sent back to the country it flew from.

Also that company isn't on the DEFRA approved airline list.

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...tes-150225.pdf

Whether that would apply for a snake I don't know though.

Doesn't seem to be any restrictions:

"There are no restrictions on bringing pet rodents, rabbits, birds, ornamental fish, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles to the UK from other EU countries.
Pet rabbits and rodents from countries outside the EU must spend 4 months in quarantine. They need a rabies import licence.
Contact the Centre for International Trade (Carlisle) for more information on the rules for travelling with these or other species of pet."

https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

Maybe considering driving over? As you have to leave your pet in the car on the ferry anyway, maybe they'd be okay with it. Or perhaps Eurotunnel? Otherwise, I think a professional animal importer is the only way you could do it.


Thanks for the add'l info. I've come to the same conclusion that it's either drive or use a specialist importer and unfortunately neither of these is really on the cards. The cost to import just seems to high. So, if anyone is interested.... (cage not included as we've promised the boys another one when we get to England)
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Thanks for the add'l info. I've come to the same conclusion that it's either drive or use a specialist importer and unfortunately neither of these is really on the cards. The cost to import just seems to high. So, if anyone is interested.... (cage not included as we've promised the boys another one when we get to England)
What kind of snake I used to keep snakes in the UK :P
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