Enough is enough. We have got to get these snakes off these planes.
Australian baggage screeners have caught a man attempting to smuggle 44 snakes and lizards on a plane to Bangkok, according to a report.
X-ray scanners helped disrupt the smuggler’s plan to sell his bounty, which included 24 shingleback lizards, 16 bluetongue lizards, three black-headed pythons and an albino carpet python.
The rare python alone could fetch about $13,000.
Believe it or not, snakes have reaped havoc on planes in the past.
“I’ve got a handful of snake, and I’ve got a handful of plane,” pilot Monty Coles told an air traffic controller back in the day when a black serpent slithered out of his instrument panel and then coiled on his arm, he told USA Today.
Luckily Coles was able to land his four-seater.