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Man tries boarding US plane hiding a python inside a computer hard drive

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 July 2018, 10:53 IST

A man boarding a flight from Miami International Airport to Barbados, North America hid a python inside a hard drive when he was stopped by security Administration officers. This is an incident of Sunday when officers discovered the snake inside checked luggage. 

Officers did not disclose the length of the snake. A spokeswoman of TSA Sari Koshetz said, "A bomb expert then examined the bag and found the python - still alive - in the hard drive."

Agent Neville Flynn would be extremely proud of our officers at the Miami International Airport (MIA). You see, Agent Flynn has HAD IT with snakes on planes, and our officers prevented a young Ball Python from flying the friendly skies this past Sunday. ... A traveler on her way to the Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) in Barbados attempted to smuggle the snakelet inside of an external hard drive packed in her checked bag. If you think airplane seats can feel constricting, imagine how this little guy felt! Talk about bad memories! … While the python itself posed no danger to anyone on the aircraft, an organic item concealed inside electronics raises security concerns, which is why our officers took a closer look. … The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ( @USFWS ) was notified. They responded and took possession of the snake and cited the traveler. Both the traveler and the snake missed their flight. … Conversationally, this python had not gone full monty. It was wearing a nylon stocking. … #SnakesOnPlane #SnakesAlmostOnAPlane #MIA #BGI #Miami #Barbados

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Koshetz took to Twitter, where she wrote, "The snake was "artfully concealed" inside the hard drive," She even wrote that it was organic mass and not explosive.

Talking to a local paper, Koshetz said, "obviously not an imminent terrorist threat." Koshetz told the Herald that the snake was a "possible wildlife threat" on a plane. Animals have gotten out on a plane and have been known to "chew through wires with fatal results," Koshetz said to the Herald.
The snake was taken into custody by the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the man was fined.

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First published: 11 July 2018, 10:52 IST
 
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