In a bizarre and creepy report, eleven living rats were recently found on a plane at southeast China’s Xiamen Airport.
There are some creatures you would never want to run into on a plane. And rats are clearly among them.
In a bizarre and creepy report, eleven living rats were recently found on a plane at China’s Xiamen Airport. The aircraft had arrived for repair on September 30th.
That’s when maintenance workers and inspectors stumbled upon the rodents. They discovered a literal rat’s nest with 10 suckling rat babies under a seat in business class on the plane, which was from Hong Kong.
The creatures were reportedly so small that they could not yet open their eyes. An airport public health emergency plan was immediately initiated and the cabin was officially closed off.
After a follow-up inspection the next day, crews located the eleventh and final rat, which was a female, mostly likely the mother of the pups, in the cabin.
The rats were sent to a local health care lab for further investigation, however researchers did not immediately find any parasites on the rodents. It’s believed the mother rat climbed onto the plane while it was grounded and gave birth in the cabin.