An Australian snake is a long way from home after being taken away in a women's bag on her return flight to Scotland.
Moira Boxall spotted the spotted python in one of her shoes as she rolled her up After returning home ̵
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in her shoe to wind her up, she at first thought it was a joke until she touched him and it moved " Airlie told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that Boxeal apparently was not pleased with the stowaway who had lost skin in her shoe – and called her daughter and son-in-law in Australia after putting the slip-on with a box over it
"She called us here in Australia and we called Scottish RSPCA and told them there was a snake in the house," Airlie said.
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According to Airlie, the snake was probably wrapped in the woman's shoe while packing her belongings in Queensland.
"Obviously He picked up the shoe and put it in his pocket, and then he was there," he said. "Somehow it came from Mackay to Glasgow, without being discovered."
RSPCA allegedly went to Boxall's place of residence to retrieve the snake, which was identified as a non-venomous spotted python.
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"She said she would not want to come back, but I suspect she will – she has to think about it first," Airlie told ABC , "We had to bring a friend and pack the rest of the bag for them, if there was one more."
The snake is currently quarantined in Scotland and is due to be housed in a Glasgow Zoo soon.