Passenger Caught With Snakes In Pants At Miami Airport Security Checkpoint

A routine security screening at Miami International Airport took an unexpected turn on April 26 when Transportation Security Administration officers found a passenger attempting to bring a bag of snakes on a plane by hiding them in their pants.

TSA shared a photo on X revealing two small snakes inside a bag resembling a sunglasses case. The agency said the snakes were turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission following the discovery.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of following proper procedures when traveling with animals. Passengers should always check with their airline and the relevant authorities to ensure compliance with regulations regarding the transport of pets and other creatures.

Attempting to smuggle snakes or other animals onto a plane by concealing them in clothing or luggage is not only a violation of security protocols but also potentially harmful to the animals. The stress of travel and improper containment could have serious consequences for their wellbeing.

The unusual find shows just how strange a day at the airport with so many travelers from all over the country, and all over the world, can be. And despite the many abuses, if the TSA is going to exist, we can all agree it’s good they’re out there keeping snakes from boarding our aircraft.