Slithery stowaway: Wild python hitch-hikes ride from Australia to Queenstown

A python that managed to stow itself away on a flight to Queenstown from Brisbane was caught after a brief attempt at an escape.

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As the plane flew in to land at Queenstown Airport yesterday afternoon, the stowaway snake fell onto the runway, before attempting to make a getaway.

A pilot from the next flight to land yesterday afternoon reported a "foreign object" on the runway, before the airport fire and rescue team were called to remove the python.

The python was eventually decapitated, according to the Otago Daily Times, causing a delay to another plane attempting to land.