TSA: Man hid 7 snakes, 3 tortoises in his pants

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Posted: Aug 30, 2011 12:53 PM
Updated: Aug 30, 2011 12:53 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: TSA, snakes, tortoises, Transportation Security Administration, Miami, Brazil, exotic snakes, body scanner, Miami International Airport, U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, WBRZ

MIAMI - The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with nylon bags filled with exotic snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants.

TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen says the man was stopped after passing through a body scanner at Miami International Airport last Thursday.

Security officials spotted the nylon bags filled with seven snakes and three tortoises stuffed inside the man's pants.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the animals were taken by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The unidentified passenger was arrested.

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