TSA Finds Snakes Hidden in Passenger’s Pants

by Anthony Losanno
TSA Snakes

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) prevented a remake of the Samuel L. Jackson film, Snakes on a Plane, when they discovered and confiscated a pair of snakes that a passenger had hidden in his pants prior to going through security. I guess this gives new meaning to the term “trouser snake.”

The slithering stowaways were found at Miami International Airport (MIA) last Friday. The two slender, pink snakes (my non-expert opinion is that they look like Florida Crowned Snakes) were found inside a camo bag that was tucked into the passengers pants.

The Customs and Border Protection Southeast Region and Miami-Dade Police were called to confiscate the snakes. They were then turned over to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agents.

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This is far from the only time that people have recently tried to smuggle animals through security or customs. Last year, I wrote about a couple that tried to bring a disemboweled goat through Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In March, I wrote about a man trying to transport two otters and a prairie dog in his underwear. The Taiwanese attempted this at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). The 22-year-old man was traveling to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) on Thai Airways flight TG632 when authorities noticed a “large bulge in his pants.”

Anthony’s Take: It’s unknown why these snakes were being hidden in this passenger’s pants or where they were headed. There is no mention of the passenger being detained, so after the snakes were seized it appears that he went on his way.

(Image Credits: @TSA_Gulf via X and Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.)

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