Airlines do warn you that items in the overhead lockers may have moved around during the flight, but no passenger would expect a turtle to land on their foot.
That’s exactly what happened on a Jetstar flight into Hobart on Sunday.
The Murray River short-necked turtle was discovered when it made its dramatic entry and has since been handed over to quarantine officers.
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The small turtle species is considered invasive in Tasmania, despite being a common pet on the mainland.