Man Tries to Sneak Snakes on a Plane: TSA

Man busted with snakes, tortoises in his pants

By Todd Wright
|  Monday, Aug 29, 2011  |  Updated 9:24 PM EDT
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A Miami International Airport passenger is in trouble after being caught with snakes in his pants while trying to board a flight.

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday the seven cold-blooded reptiles were discovered on the male passenger by security scanners on Aug. 25.

It was not clear where in the man's pants the snakes were hidden or if the snakes were venomous.

But the unidentified passenger didn't stop at sneaking snakes on a plane, authorities allege. He also had three tortoises hidden in a nylon bag concealed in his pants, TSA spokesman Jon Allen said.

The exotic animals were confiscated by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and the man was arrested for trafficking illegal wildlife.

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