Monty the python in lost property

08 January 2013 09:21

Travelodge hotel in Uxbridge as the Budget hotel chain revealed a list of items left behind by guests in 2012. One female guest forgot her breast implants and another left a pet python behind

Travelodge hotel in Uxbridge as the Budget hotel chain revealed a list of items left behind by guests in 2012. One female guest forgot her breast implants and another left a pet python behind

No matter how many times we look under the hotel bed or behind a cupboard, an item always manages to escape detection when packing our bags to head home. Now, a list of weird and wonderful items which holiday-makers have left behind, some on purpose no doubt, has been published.

Travelodge recorded a staggering 76,500 teddy bears left behind by guests in their hotels, while more than 7,000 copies of the book Fifty Shades of Grey are said to have been forgotten in 2012 - losses which travellers would be unlikely to claim for on their travel insurance. One female owner even forgot to pack her breast implants, while another guest left a departing surprise for hotel cleaners, a bucket of crabs. One unlucky customer forgot a winning EuroMillions ticket, while another forgot their pet python, which was later revealed to be called Monty after staff tracked its owner down.

More than 13 million customers stayed in a Travelodge last year, with items left behind sent to the hotel's lost property department in the UK. Shakila Ahmed, from Travelodge, blamed a fast pace of life on forgetful Brits, and said that customers are so eager to get to their next destination; they tend to forget items.

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