It was almost a case of snakes on a plane. Instead it turned out to be snakes in some guy's pants. Seven of them, in fact, all exotic. Oh, and three tortoises.
Using a body scanner, Transportation Security Administration officers in Miami spotted all the reptiles stuffed inside nylon bags concealed in his pants. The unidentified man was trying last Thursday to get through a checkpoint on his way to Brazil on TAM Airlines, TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen said Monday.
U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife officers took custody of the critters and arrested the passenger.
It's not the airlines' first weird wildlife encounter. In 2007, a man tried to smuggle a tiny monkey under his shirt on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to New York. And a woman attempted to sneak 75 live snakes inside her bra in Sweden, in 1996.
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