For people like me, who are midly phobic of both snakes and air flight, the synergy would be too much to handle:
MELBOURNE, April 16 (UPI) — An Australian airline said two flights were canceled due to the escape of four baby pythons from a container in a plane’s cargo hold.
Qantas bosses said workers discovered that a shipment of 12 non-venomous Stimson pythons in the cargo hold of a plane that arrived in Melbourne from the city of Alice Springs was light four snakes, Britain’s The Daily Mail reported Thursday.
Officials said the Boeing 737 was grounded after staff members were unable to locate the escaped pythons.
“At first we were not sure what had happened to the other snakes,” Qantas Corporate manager David Epstein said. “A reptile expert suggested that some of the baby pythons had eaten the others because apparently it is not uncommon for baby pythons to eat each other.”
Worse yet, they never found them.
But they fumigated the plane so everything’s back to hunkydory.
Or perhaps not?
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Link sent to me by Ada, who claims to have required tranquilizers for her latest LA-Newark NJ trip, even in the absence of snakes.