‘Snakes on a plane’ may have been a good movie to watch on screen but watching a crocodile roaming right in front of you when you are 12000 feet above the ground may give you intense fits. This may sound unreal but turned out to be a fact when a Qantas baggage handler saw a crocodile lurking around the cargo holding area within a Qantas airplane flying between Brisbane and Melbourne on Monday.
The news was confirmed by the Australian flag carrier ‘Qantas’ to the Sydney Morning Herald. According to the officials at Qantas, a crocodile was seen by the baggage handler within the cargo hold. The officials stated that the reptile, whose was considered to be ‘not fully grown’, had escaped from its cage and was roaming within the cargo area.
The reptile was later captured without any ruckus being created on the plane but the authorities have instigated an inquiry as to how the crocodile escaped his cage.
Earlier in 2011, two men were arrested in Indonesia for carrying 40 pythons while trying to board a flight to Dubai. After being apprehended, the men reportedly stated that they wanted to sell those pythons within UAE.