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.


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.


"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.