Snakes on a Plane!

In an example of life imitating art, Snakes have escaped on a plane.

An Australian airliner was grounded after four baby pythons escaped from their container in the aircraft's hold.

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At first it was thought the reptiles may have been eaten by the other snakes, but this was discounted after they were weighed on landing.

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"They're not endangered so a decision was made to fumigate...if these snakes turn up they will be very much dead snakes," David Epstein of Qantas said.

In other serpentine news, a man saved himself from being swallowed by a snake by smothering its head with his shirt. Police are looking to arrest the snake.