Snake on a plane hitches a ride to New Zealand, which has no snakes


Despite the close distance to Australia, there are no snakes in New Zealand, bar the occasional sea snake.

So you can imagine the surprise when biosecurity officials at Auckland Airport found a live snake on a plane that arrived from Australia on Sunday. 

It was quickly captured by authorities, who used a bucket to contain the reptile.

“It appears the snake had crawled into the wheel housing of a private jet that arrived from Brisbane,” Craig Hughes from New Zealand’s Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) said in a statement.  Read more…

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