Snake almost Made It on Flight From Miami to Barbados

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services officials responded to the scene and took possession of the snake, and the passenger was fined.

“While this mass inside the electronic device was obviously not an imminent terrorist threat to the traveling public, the interception did prevent a possible wildlife threat on an aircraft. Animals of many species have been known to escape and chew through wires with fatal results,” Koshetz said.

Neither the passenger nor the snake flew to Barbados.

It’s not the first time a passenger tried to sneak an exotic animal on a plane in Miami. In 2011, a man strapped snakes and turtles to his body, hoping to get past the checkpoint area.

In 2012, a woman tucked a snake into her bra at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

In both cases, the animals were confiscated.

“No, turtles and snakes are not accessories permitted through our checkpoints,” Koshetz said.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services officials responded to the scene and took possession of the snake, and the passenger was fined.

“While this mass inside the electronic device was obviously not an imminent terrorist threat to the traveling public, the interception did prevent a possible wildlife threat on an aircraft. Animals of many species have been known to escape and chew through wires with fatal results,” Koshetz said.

Neither the passenger nor the snake flew to Barbados.

It’s not the first time a passenger tried to sneak an exotic animal on a plane in Miami. In 2011, a man strapped snakes and turtles to his body, hoping to get past the checkpoint area.

In 2012, a woman tucked a snake into her bra at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

In both cases, the animals were confiscated.

“No, turtles and snakes are not accessories permitted through our checkpoints,” Koshetz said.

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