No Snakes On This Plane! TSA Stops Woman From Bringing Boa Constrictor On Flight
Written by Rika C on January 11, 2023
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was in for a big surprise when agents were screening bags at the Tampa International Airport in December. According to WFLA, agents spotted a 4-foot-long boa constrictor while watching an x-ray machine.
The four-foot-long boa constrictor was curled up inside a woman’s carry-on bag when it was spotted by agents. According to the outlet, the passenger told officers that the snake was her “emotional support pet.”
The agents then checked with the woman’s airline, who informed them that the snake would not be allowed on the plane.
According to the outlet, TSA informed the public that no airlines permit snakes in carry-on luggage. However, a few airlines actually allow for the scaly creatures to be carried in checked luggage — if packaged correctly.