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Woman removed from plane after boarding with 'emotional support' squirrel

Flying squirrels are a species, not a job description -- at least according to Frontier Airlines.

The Orlando Police Department was forced to remove a woman from a Frontier Airlines plane Tuesday night after she tried to bring a squirrel on board, claiming it was an emotional support animal, according to the airline. The woman was advised that squirrels are not allowed on board by Frontier's support animal policy.

The passenger noted in their reservation that they were bringing an emotional support animal but it was not incidated [sic] that it was a squirrel," the airline said in a statement provided to Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV. "Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed on Frontier flights."

According to its website, Frontier's policy reads: "We do not accept unusual or exotic animals including but not limited to rodents, reptiles, insects, hedgehogs, rabbits, sugar gliders, non-household birds or improperly cleaned and/or animals with foul odor."

But not only was the woman removed, everyone on the flight had to deplane after she refused to exit.

"When she refused to deplane Orlando Police were called and requested that everyone be deplaned so they could deal with the passenger," Frontier said in its statement. "Police eventually escorted the passenger off the aircraft and took her to the main terminal."

Video shot by passengers on the plane showed the woman being taken off the plane in a wheelchair as she was jeered for refusing to comply with the airline's orders. She flashed a middle finger and then thumbs up as people clapped for her removal.

The flight later departed Orlando for its destination in Cleveland -- without the woman -- after a two-hour delay.

Airlines cracked down on what animals could be brought on board flights for emotional support after photos and videos of a number of unique animals went viral earlier this year. In January, a woman tried to bring a peacock on board a flight in Newark, New Jersey, which prompted United to update its guidelines for emotional support animals.

Several other airlines updated their policies this year as well, including JetBlue and Delta, which banned pit bulls in a controversial move.

Frontier Airlines is actually changing its policy for support animals beginning Nov. 1. The airline will only accept cats or dogs, each passenger is only allowed one animal and advanced notice must be provided 48 hours before departure.

ABC News' Cammeron Parrish contributed to this report.

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Good thing my emotional support cougar would have killed that squirrel
Just let that shit go
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This squirrell has really gone nuts!!!

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(10-11-2018, 02:15 PM)~mc~ Wrote: Facepalm

I had the same thoughts when a friend sent this to me!! did not know whether to laugh, or say OUCH!!!
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Rush thought she was flying home from clawing on the doors of the Supreme Court.
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Does anyone remember the good ole days when people used people for emotional support? Say, a spouse, kids, clergy, hell even a bottle! But a rodent, tree rat!  And then hold up a plane full of people!


Dramasquirrel  Aaahhh
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Think for yourself
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While the woman was obviously childish and selfish, making everybody ELSE deplane ... Frontier Airlines was at fault too. She should not have gotten a boarding pass nor should the ticket-taker at the gate, taken her ticket. They could have STOPPED the obvious circus before it ever started.

Procedures not excuses Frontier.
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I've been on flights with Manatees, beached whales and other foul smelling creatures... but they don't allow squirrels? Incredible.
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