10.20.2010 By Winsip Custer CPW News Service
John Packard, head of the San Diego, California reptile shipping company, Snakes On A Plane, Inc., fears that Juan William's remarks about fearing Muslims on airplanes will have a backlash for his company.
|"Old Willard" the Cottonmouth shipped|
to Omaha by Snakes On a Plane, Inc.
While Packard admits that a very small number of commercial flights carry snakes and that the snakes are generally very securely packaged before shipping, "accidents can happen," said Packard. "And when they do, there's nothing my poor snakes can do to shed their shapes, skins, rattles, tongue slits and eye pupils. It's not fair that Mr. Williams was fired, but he needs to think more about the potential spin off of such remarks. I'm planning to watch my shipping patterns very closely to see if we lose any business and if we do you can be sure that we're going to come after someone. Kind of like that old, beligerent Cottonmouth, Willard, that I shipped to Omaha last year," said Packard