Aussie Snake Hitches Ride To Glasgow In A Woman’s Shoe

Shoe class is still better than economy

Went it comes to countries with dangerous wildlife, Australia would be at the top of the list. We have snakes, spiders, sharks, crocodiles, blue ring octopus and even drop bears. Rightly or wrongly, we’ve earned a reputation around the world as being one of the riskiest places to visit.

So, when Moira Boxall form Scotland visited her daughter Sarah and son in law Paul Airlie in MacKay, Queensland, she was understandably worried about finding a red back in her boots or brown snake in the dunny.

Luckily, it seemed that her trip was mostly poisonous animal free. With the closest thing to a creature encounter being a snake that Moira spotted in the bedroom; which she chalked up to being a fake snake that her daughter and son in law put in her bedroom to wind her up.

Well, turns out that wasn’t a prank, but a real snake, and it turns out that little guy was keen on hitching a ride to the highlands and sampling some whissssskey.

When Moira returned home to Glasgow she found the slippery sucker in her shoe.

"Obviously she just picked the shoe up and stuck it in the bag and then it was there… somehow or other it got from Mackay to Glasgow without being detected." Mr Airlie told the ABC.

Paul and his wife contacted the Scottish RSPCA to help deal with sightseeing serpent.

"We had to tell them it was from Australia and that it could have been a venomous snake… Luckily we found out it was a spotted python so it was fine — it could have been worse."

The snake has been put under quarantine and could potentially be housed in the Glasgow zoo, so sadly his tour of the Scottish Highlands has been cut short.