That is one thing you don’t hear each day. A lady catching a flight at Tampa Worldwide Airport tried to convey alongside her boa constrictor on her flight final month.
Transportation Safety Administration brokers found the 4-foot snake in her carry-on and shortly rejected it.
The company posted an x-ray picture to its social media websites of the girl’s carry-on bag, which contained the large snake snuggled within the nook of the bag that additionally had different gadgets like sneakers and a laptop computer inside.
The girl instructed brokers that the snake was “her emotional support pet,” named Bartholomew, CBS Information reported.
The company knowledgeable the airline that the girl was to depart with however it additionally denied the snake from flying, PEOPLE reported.
“Our officers at Tampa International Airport didn’t find this hyssssssterical!” the TSA added in a humorous Instagram submit, “We really have no adder-ation for discovering any pet going through an x-ray machine.”
The company urges individuals to examine the principles for carrying pets primarily based on their airways earlier than coming to the airport. Though snakes should not permitted in carry-on baggage, just a few airways enable them to fly in secured check-in baggage.
Snake on a airplane? It is a @TSA X-ray of Bartholomew, a boa constrictor who was in a traveler’s carry-on bag at @FlyTPA final month. Girl claimed the snake was her emotional help pet. TSA notified the airline, which dominated that there was not going to be a snake on their airplane! pic.twitter.com/kSg6YeRluU
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) January 6, 2023