Box of horrors intercepted on its way to Australia

Australia probably doesn't need any more dangerous animals, right?

One person would disagree with that. On March 14, the Australian Border Force intercepted a package containing deadly creatures.

The package had been sent from somewhere in Europe, and was labeled "2 pair shoes."

Specifically, it contained three ball pythons, two hognose snakes, six venomous vipers, nine tarantulas and four scorpions.

Australia's Department of Agriculture and Water Resources said all the animals "pose a high biosecurity risk to Australia because they can carry pests and diseases that aren't present here, potentially affecting our human, animal and plant health, along with our agricultural industries."

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