Even the most absurd, but curiously entertaining, of movie plots have a weird tendency to eventually come true :
Qantas had to take a plane out of service when baby snakes went missing from a package being carried in the cargo hold earlier this week.
Twelve baby pythons were in the cargo of a flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne on Tuesday, but on arrival only eight were left.
That goes right up there with the story an NT local told me about how crocodiles in the East Alligator River will lay extra eggs when food supplies are low, so they have fresh crocodile to eat later.
"Our people called in a reptile expert and there was a suggestion that some of the baby pythons had eaten the other pythons because apparently it is not uncommon for baby pythons to eat each other," he said.