It’s one thing to bluff your pet aboard a plane with the old “emotional support animal” routine, but it is something else entirely to jam a live creature into your electronics to smuggle them to the Carribean. Thanks to Florida’s Public Records Laws, all media outlets everywhere were able to liven up their headline writing with the exact same pop culture reference.
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) July 10, 2018
The Transportation Safety Administration, during the routine scan of every inch of our bodies and carry-on bags that has been their trademark for well over a decade, found an “organic mass” in a piece of luggage bound for Barbados.
TSA Spokesperson Sari Koshetz told the Miami Herald:
Upon the TSA officer’s discovery of the organic mass, one of our TSA bomb experts was called into the baggage screening room to investigate the innards of the hard drive and that is when he discovered the mass was a live snake.
Yeah, someone stuffed their pet into an external hard drive, which he knew would be bombarded with X-rays and inevitably discovered.
The snake was wrapped into a bag inside a hard drive in the checked luggage section heading for Barbados https://t.co/C6AUDrfupN
— 970 WFLA (@970wfla) July 11, 2018
U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials confiscated the snake and fined the passenger. Neither party was allowed on the flight. No motive has yet been established.
For some, this is nightmare fuel.
— Sara Nealeigh (@saranealeigh) July 10, 2018
Only one commenter deserves acknowledgment for their contribution to this conversation…
I bet it took forever to download.
— Poor Substitute for Publius (@psforpublius) July 10, 2018
Be sure to tell the TSA about your pets if you intend to keep them.