Snake on a plane: Python found in woman’s suitcase after flight

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A Scottish woman has survived a real-life case of a snake on a plane, finding a python curled up in her shoe after a 9,000 mile flight from Australia.

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Moira Boxall was shocked when she saw a live spotted python in her suitcase after traveling from Queensland to Glasgow, CNN reports.

Many people have said the incident reminds them of the 2006 film “Snakes on a Plane,” in which actor Samuel L. Jackson is an FBI agent and fights with a crate full of deadly snakes on a flight.

But the Scottish traveler contacted the local SPCA, which took custody of the snake. Scottish SPCA officials said the snake is in quarantine and will go to a local rescue facility.

Taylor Johnstone, an animal rescue officer with the Scottish SPCA, said in a statement that the woman had just come back from a vacation in Australia and found the “small snake inside her shoe in her suitcase.” Johnstone said the snake had been contained and was then safely removed.

The snake was a spotted python, which is not venomous.

It isn’t the first time a snake has been found on a flight.

A man tried in 2018 to bring a python onto a flight by hiding it in a computer’s hard drive.

In 2016, a passenger filmed the scary moment a snake dangled down into the cabin during an Aeromexico flight from Torreon to Mexico City.

And in 2012, an EgyptAir flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a snake reportedly bit a Jordanian man who smuggled a reptile onboard.

 

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