Miami International Airport: Snakes Found in Passenger's Pants

A passenger traveling from Miami International Airport was stopped by security after advanced security technology alerted officials to something strange in his crotch area

by Sededin Dedovic
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Miami International Airport: Snakes Found in Passenger's Pants
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A passenger traveling from Miami International Airport experienced an unusual interruption to his journey when security stopped him due to an unusual anomaly discovered in his crotch area. As soon as they asked him to leave the line and follow them to the room for a detailed examination, the passenger admitted without hesitation that he was hiding something unusual in his pants - a bag with snakes.

This shocked the security and everyone present, and some didn't even believe that this man was really stroking a snake in his crotch. Soon after, pictures appeared on social media, showing two small, pink snakes pulled from a camouflage-colored bag.

The situation required the involvement of police, customs and border patrol, and the animals themselves were turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for proper care and housing.

The unusual episode sparked a flurry of jokes on social media, with users quick to compare the situation to scenes from the 2006 film Snakes On A Plane, which became a genre classic starring Samuel L.

Jackson. While some pointed out how ambiguous it is that the man was carrying a "snake in his crotch". The spokesman for the Security Agency told the Independent that the aforementioned passenger was on his way to an international flight when he was stopped.

"As soon as he was informed that he would undergo a thorough examination, he immediately admitted the presence of snakes in his trousers." The spokesperson added that the passenger was later banned from boarding the flight, stressing that such incidents are extremely rare.

This situation is not an isolated case. In January 2023, agents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in Tampa, Florida discovered a nearly five-foot-long boa constrictor hidden in a passenger bag, which the owners claimed was an "emotional support animal." The agency then shared an X-ray of the luggage with the snake on Instagram, while the animal was also turned over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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