A certain funny-looking box with “two pair shoes” inscribed on it entered Australia from Northern Europe not long ago; the Australian Border Force put it through an x-ray and there were no shoes found inside. Surprisingly, the package was filled with a frightening variety of poisonous snakes, spiders and scorpions – like the country needed some of those.
The container was filled with everything from two massive Brazilian salmon pink tarantulas (popular for eating birds) to six poisonous “temple vipers.” Although some of the spiders died during the journey, all the other animals were put to death humanely when they were found in Australia.
The spokesperson in charge of biosecurity in the country said: “Anyone who claims to be an animal lover and conceals reptiles or arachnids in small packages and sends them through the mail does not have the best interests of the animals—or Australia—at heart.”
Biosecurity is taken very strictly over there is Australia, especially for anybody who has observed the 1995 Simpsons classic incidence “Bart vs. Australia” or another classic debacle “Pistol vs. Australia” in 2016 involving Johnny Deep.