It’s been a wild week for animals in planes and airports. First a swarm of smuggled bees escaped on a domestic flight in Russia. Now comes news that a man was nabbed in Miami with no less than ten snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants, boarding a plane to Brazil.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said the man had seven exotic snakes and three tortoises wrapped in nylon bags that had been stuffed into his pants.
He was discovered as he went through a body scanner at one of the airport’s security checkpoints on Thursday and arrested by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials for violating animal trafficking laws.
No report on whether Samuel L. Jackson was involved.