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Someone Brought A Crocodile On An Australian Flight And It Got Loose

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I've never been to Australia, but I imagine that pretty much every single thing there — from plants to animals to rocks — is able to kill me. That goes double for the crocodiles.

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What could make crocs more dangerous? The power of flight, for one.

On a recent Qantas flight from Brisbane to Melbourne, a small croc got loose in the baggage hold of the plane. Now, while it wasn't exactly up to Snakes On A Plane levels of terrifying, the ground crew that found it had to be a little freaked out.

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Reportedly, the croc was captured and returned to its cage without incident. Australian authorities are investigating how the croc escaped from its cage.

Ausralia is the only country where people are asking how it escaped and not "why was it on the plane at all?" What a place.

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You like creepy crawly stories from Australia...? I've posted this story before but I'll take it out for a freshen up...

I live in inner city Sydney, home to all sorts of creeps such as the Sydney funnel web spider, the blue ringed octopus, box jellyfish and Russell Crowe. Anyway I'm in my laundry putting clothes into a top loader washing machine. It's a dim room with not much light spilling in. With my laundry basket now empty I do an obligatory search for any escapees that may have fallen out of the basket during loading.

I see a sock has fallen on the ground between the machine and laundry sink. So I knelt down and reached for the sock. I touch down on it with my outstretched fingers and try to pull back towards me. Only the sock felt wrong, my fingers just sank into it. It felt fuzzy, velvety and weird...

I look down to see what was going on, and in the dim light, I could see that it was no sock, it was thousands upon thousands of baby spiders once clumped together, now dispersing in every direction including up my arm.