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Python travels 14,900 kilometres curled inside the shoe of an air traveler

Moira Boxall Of Scotland Has Just Returned From Her Holiday In Australia When She Found Out At The Airport That A Small Python Was Hiding In Her Shoe

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 27 Feb 2019, 08:43:08 AM
Python travels 14,900 kilometres curled inside the shoe of an air traveler (Twitter)

New Delhi:

Ever heard about a python flying more than 14,900 kilometres? The unbelievable just happened when a python managed to travel from Queensland to Glasglow curled up inside an air passengers' shoes.

Moira Boxall of Scotland has just returned from her holiday in Australia when she found out at the airport that a small python was hiding in her shoe which was packed along with other belongings inside a suitcase, reported CNN.

The python even began to shed its skin inside the shoe during the air journey from Scotland to Australia. Mistaking it as a prank Boxall thought it might be a fake snake and tried to pull it out until the python started wriggling and moving. Soon after, Boxall put the shoe in her garden with a box on top of it and called the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for help.

On examination, it was found that python was of the non-venomous kind and was removed safely from Boxall's shoe. The reptile was shifted to Scottish SPCA's animal rescue and rehoming centre which is located in Edinburg

A similar incident happened just a week after a poisonous scorpion shocked travellers with its surprise appearance near the 19th row of a Lion Air flight to Jakarta.

The venomous arachnid was travelling inside a piece of luggage and crawled out when a woman opened the overhead baggage cabin. The incident sparked panic among the air travellers on board the Jakarta bound flight who vacated the plane as fast as they could, but, the scorpion escaped in the meantime.

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First Published : 27 Feb 2019, 08:42:30 AM