SCOTTISH WOMAN RETURNS HOME FROM AUSTRALIA, FINDS SPOTTED PYTHON STOWAWAY IN HER SHOE
So I’ve been to Australia and wholeheartedly recommend the insanely long flights to visit there. But fortunately for me and my blood pressure, I didn’t arrive home to find quite the surprise one Scottish woman got to “enjoy.” Her name is Moira Boxall. The 72-year-old returned home from Glasgow after visiting her daughter and son-in-law in Queensland. She went to unpack her bag and made a totally terrifying discovery. It was a snake curled up in one of her packed shoes! So that’s enough to make me want a dram of Single Malt just hearing about it. Just imagine a snake stows away in your shoe?
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Fortunately, the snake was non-venomous. It was a spotted python. So I don’t know about you, but if I found a snake in my shoe I’d lose my mind. Like Indiana Jones, I hate snakes. I hate’em. But this snake story actually begins back in Queensland. Boxall’s son-in-law Paul Airlie told media, “She had woken up a few days before she left and thought she had seen a snake in her room and woke me up at 3:00 in the morning to check. We searched the room and there was no snake. However, it turns out there was a snake, as it had gone and hidden in her shoe.”
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS A FAKE PRACTICAL JOKE, THEN SHE TOUCHED IT AND IT MOVED!
But at first, Boxall didn’t think the snake was real. So she naturally thought it was a practical joke. Airlie said, “She actually thought that Sarah and I had put a fake snake in her shoe to wind her up, so at first she thought it was a joke until she touched it and it moved.” So here’s where it’s a damn good thing that the snake was a python. But if it was venomous, this could have been a very different story. Do you think Scotland stocks anti-venom for snake bites from Australian vipers? I rather doubt it.
As for the spotted python, Scottish SPCA came and took it away. After it does its time in quarantine, it may find a new home at a Scottish Zoo.