Jack Hanna And Flamingo Stuck In Airport Turnstile

Jack HannaAnimal expert and David Letterman frequent guest Jack Hanna and an 11-month-old flamingo named Marty became trapped when they were trying to go through an airport security turnstile.

Hanna was coming back from a Columbus Zoo fundraiser with a mongoose, a small leopard, and Marty. There were three other people traveling in the group.

They arrived at the Ohio State University Airport after midnight when the terminal was already closed. The group could only exit the tarmac through a 10-foot-tall metal turnstile with horizontal bars.

Hanna said this was quite a challenge because he had to squeeze Marty’s square crate through the round turnstile.

He pushed Marty’s 2-foot-by-3-foot compartment into the turnstile, while straddling the crate.

Hanna said: “I was stuck like a worm. My eyes were as big as grapefruits. I can’t describe the feeling in my stomach. I can’t move up or down. The bars are on your face.”

The animal expert finally was able to get out from his predicament, although the flamingo was still stuck and everyone else was left on the tarmac. Hanna joked that he would need a blowtorch to get the crate out.

He walked to a nearby fire department for help, and it took three firefighters to free Marty’s crate from up and out of the turnstile.

Hanna said the next time he flies through that airport, the biggest animal he’ll bring is a gerbil.

Source: TBO.com

Photo: Animal Adventures

(Thanks whirladogg)

6 Responses to “Jack Hanna And Flamingo Stuck In Airport Turnstile”

  1. danielle says:

    that has to be one of the funniest headlines I’ve ever seen.

  2. Bridgett says:

    Hum…that is a little embarrassing.

  3. theAsocialApe says:

    Jack Hannah is despicable. He uses animals to make money. Why aren’t those fuzzy baby animals he’s always taking on tv back with their mothers?

    why aren’t the animals themselves back in the wild, or failing that in a sanctuary that is for them, not for people to look at them?

    He’s a total scumbag - no different than the people who work in animal circuses.

  4. Tucker, a Siberian Husky says:

    This picture shows humans’ inhumane treatment of a “lower” species - grass.

    I am in the PLA, the Plant Liberation Army. It is inexcusable for people to enslave plants for their beauty, experiment on them in laboratories, and - worst of all - to kill them as food.

    It’s especially horrid to shove plants down the throats of carnivores such as cats and dogs. We are carnivores. Our bodies do not thrive on grains, potatoes, and the sad, mutilated carcasses of sugar beets.

    To respect life, you must respect all life. Liberate the plants! Restore the Plant Kingdom to its glory!

    Awooo,
    Tucker

  5. klondike says:

    “Hanna said: “I was stuck like a worm. My eyes were as big as grapefruits. I can’t describe the feeling in my stomach. I can’t move up or down. The bars are on your face.””

    That is funny whether you like Hanna or not!

  6. theAsocialApe says:

    “This picture shows humans’ inhumane treatment of a “lower” species - grass…”

    ZOMG!!!! Tucker, what an original trollish comment. Never ever heard that one before. You must be some kind of rhetoric genius, boy.

    PSSSH. The best argument against omnis is often omnis themselves.


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