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Isn’t this what they call “carrying coals to Newcastle”?


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© Provided by AFP Australian customs officers found these venomous snakes along with exotic spiders and scorpions in two shoe boxes mailed from northern Europe

Creepy crawly cargo caught in Australia



Australian customs officers got more than they bargained for when two shoe boxes arrived from Europe with venomous snakes, exotic spiders and scorpions found slithering inside the "creep crawly cargo".

The unusual discovery was made at Melbourne last month in two boxes marked shoes sent through the mail in a consignment identified as coming from northern Europe.

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