(SYDNEY) -- The flight crew of a Qantas jet could've used some snakes on their plane this week.
According to The Wall Street Journal, five baby rats were found Tuesday in a storage compartment on board a Qantas jet at Sydney airport. A spokesperson for the Australian airline said the rats were discovered before passengers boarded the Boeing 767 for a flight to Brisbane.
The jet was taken out of service, inspected and later declared to be free of rats. The plane is scheduled to be put back into service Thursday.
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