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16 April 2009 @ 07:39 am
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Okay, I admit it, I loled. ^_^

Baby pythons escape during flight in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia – Four baby pythons escaped from a container aboard a passenger plane in Australia, leading to a search that forced the cancellation of two flights, the airline said Thursday.

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, it was discovered that four snakes had escaped from the package, a Qantas spokeswoman said in a statement.

A reptile expert searched for the 6-inch (15-centimeter) -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.

Stimson's pythons, which can grow up to three feet (one meter) long, live in western and central Australia and are not an endangered species.
ellen: edellen_the_snail on April 16th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC)
oh geez, you so bad.
ellen: ferrisellen_the_snail on April 16th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
oh ps - I'm going to look at that house either Tuesday or Thursday evening - want in on that? I already emailed to find out about the pipes since it's from the '60s (and originally probably had clay pipes and hopefully doesn't anymore but it might and that would be bad) and to ask if the roof has had any work ... any other things I need to ask? I figure foundation is addressed by the inspector, same as termites...
This is Sparta!: Lego Headdracadancer on April 16th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Is that Thursday as in today or next week?
ellen: cannyellen_the_snail on April 16th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
next week. Tonight = hang with Mary Alice and eat at Fazoli's night. mmmmm.
Melissamissakitti on April 20th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
ACEN is coming SOOOOOn!
I would be emailing you, but my email address book can't seem to find your email address. Grrr! So I wanted to see if you were interested in cosplaying as an RE4 chainsaw lady again! Nick remembered that you already had the costume and whatnot. There are 7 people in the room, and 6 of us already have costume ideas:
Nick - Merchant
Me - Ashley
Brian Goff - Leon
Vicky - Ada
Kelly - Infected
Mike - Louis Sera (and possibly the Joker for one of the days)
Soooo, chainsaw lady would be Awesome!
This is Sparta!: Sheepdracadancer on April 20th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC)
Heck yeah, I'd be up for cosplaying as a Bella Sister! I never got to wear that costume to a con last year, so I was going to do it this time anyway. Count me in! ^_^
Jenn-ocide: sporksporks_of_doom on June 2nd, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
where are con pictures :(