TSA Says a Man Tries to Sneak Snakes on a Plane... in his pants...

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  1. rwoman
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    que SAMUEL L JACKSON, MOTHER.........
     
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    We said the same thing at work..lol
     
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    I know snakes should not be on planes and transporting them violates customs and agriculture regulations, but where is it written that TSA forbids snakes and they cannot be taken through airport security check points? Unless they've recently eaten, they wouldn't be a liquid or gel, they're not explosive, they're not guns or boxcutters, etc.
     
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    Kinda gives a new meaning on the expression "trouser snake" ;)

    All I can think of is this clip from Woody Allen's Film "Bananas"

    If he had one snake and two tortoises, he might have gotten away with it ;)

    And the Secret Service wrestled the snakes and tortoises to the ground.....

    Sorry, I'm just in a very silly mood this morning
     
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    It's the "Artfully Concealed" angle that gets the TSA a wound up. If he had just had them in a pet carrier, no bigggie. But stuff a tortoise in your tightie-whities, you're a Big Catch™.
     
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    So he should have put them into the bin with his liquids or laptop and sent the snakes and tortoises through the X-ray machine? Or could he claim a medicinal purpose and ask for special screening?
     
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    Maybe it's a venomous snake the culprit plans to use to hijack the plane?? :confused:
     
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    I still don't think venomous snakes are on the TSA list of forbidden items. Also, can TSA employees distinguish between venomous and nonvenomous snakes?
     
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    Excellent point! ;)
     
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    Well, at a minimum TSA's published regulations require pax entering the security checkpoint to remove any moccasins they may be wearing.
     
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    Poor guys, they shouldn't have to be irradiated. :(

    That's nothin'! Have you ever wrasseled with an outdoor kitteh that has all their claws? :eek::D
     
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    I'm sure they can spare a couple of TSA units to take one for the team. You know just for curiosities sake.
     
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    Thank you Monty Python. :D
     
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    I'm sure he didn't want to pay $150 for the Pet in Cabin fee =D
     

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