Real Life Snakes on a Plane

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Four baby pythons escaped from a container aboard a passenger plane in Australia, leading to a search that forced the cancellation of two flights, according to a spokesperson from Qantas airlines.

Twelve non-venomous Stimson pythons were being transported Tuesday on a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne in the plane’s cargo area in a bag inside a plastic foam box with air holes. When the flight landed, the airlineĀ  discovered that four snakes had escaped from the package.

A reptile expert searched for the 6-inch long snakes but did not find them. It was not known if the snakes were still on the plane or if they had somehow escaped outside after the plane landed.

In the meantime, the plane missed two flights it had been scheduled to fly and the passengers were transferred to other flights.

When the snakes were not found, the airplane was fumigated and it returned to service on Wednesday.

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3 Responses to Real Life Snakes on a Plane

  1. Aunt Peg says:

    If I had gotten home and there was a snake in my luggage I would’ve had a heart attack and if I survived, sued the airline.

    I hate snakes.

  2. DMason says:

    You really have to wonder how many exotic animals like this are passengers on the flights we travel on and we never know it? It creeps me out.

  3. jimmy says:

    Where was Samuel L. Jackson when all the reptilian shit was going down?

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