People truly love their pets.
Some people just can’t stand to be away from their pets during the holidays.
Perhaps that’s why one man was arrested at the Berlin-Schönefeld Airport after being caught trying to sneak his pet boa constrictor onto a flight…
…in his pants.
Was Samuel L Jackson on the plane too?— Dunny 👹 (@DunnyTWD) January 15, 2019
The 43-year-old was reportedly searched after security officers noticed “a large bulge in his pants.”
Is that a snake in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?— Blue no Matter Who (@amyozzy) January 16, 2019
Good grief. The lengths (indeed!) people will go to get their emotional support animals onto the plane with them?!
German customs officers later issued a press release which said the snake was kept in a bag stuffed inside the man’s pants and tied with a cord.
WTF— Allie WMay (@GirlScoutLexxie) January 17, 2019
According to the Washington Convention on the Protection of Cities, all imports and exports of boa constrictors must be declared (whether stuffed in pants or otherwise), but the passenger had no paperwork for the 15.75-inch python.
It was, sadly, confiscated.
The snake-smuggler will be made to pay a fine for his illegal pant-stuffing. The snake is now safe and sound at a rescue center in Brandenburg, Germany, where it’s surely more comfortable than it’s been in some…previous places.
Twitter couldn’t believe real life had teed them up so perfectly for a joke.
A trouser snake in its truest form— linkedin premium subscriber (@tomfoolery_18) January 16, 2019
Sir is that a snake in your pants or are you just excited to be frisked— Traceyhappenstance (@FrancoRhvarmit) January 16, 2019
@SamuelLJackson would not approve of this guy.— Kyle Heck (@heckyes722) January 16, 2019
Perhaps the man thought the snake would be camouflaged down there?
Or was he just glad to see them?— Kyle Heck (@heckyes722) January 16, 2019
Same.— John Rambo (@JohnJ2427) January 16, 2019
Unfortunately, the man’s clever ruse did not pay off.
brilliant CALL by customs— philip osoff (@philipose66) January 16, 2019
What about there’s a snake in my pants??— jeffery (@Nate93769649) January 19, 2019
Surely the TSA does not want to be dealing with live boa constrictors…
TSA sick calls just increased— Josh (@Luckydragon84) January 16, 2019
It seems there’s only one man equipped to handle a job like this!
So, unless you want a serious whoopin’ from Samuel L. Jackson, don’t try to hide your snake in your pants the next time you go to the airport.
It’s only going to end badly.