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Sneaky sneaker snake
22nd May 2019

By Robert Ellis



A Grandmother returned from a trip to Australia to discover a live snake curled up inside a shoe in her suitcase.

The reptile had smuggled itself on to Moira Boxall’s 9,000-mile flight from Queensland to Glasgow.

Paul Airlie, Moira’s son-in-law, said that she had initially mistaken the creature for a toy. After realising the snake was real, Paul contacted the SSPCA and rescue officer Taylor Johnstone removed it from the property, reported the Sky News.

The charity identified the snake as a non-venomous spotted python and said it is now in quarantine.