A snake almost got aboard a plane when its owner tried to smuggle it by hiding it in one place no one would ever think of — his hard drive.
The United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said the snake, a young ball python, was hidden in the electronic device and placed inside the owner’s bag. If it had passed through security check, the snake would have almost made its way to Barbados on Sunday, June 9, as stated in an Instagram post by TSA.
The agency even injected some humor into their post, saying that fictional Agent Neville Flynn, played by Samuel L. Jackson in the movie “Snakes on A Plane”, would have been “extremely proud” of the agents at Florida’s Miami International Airport for catching the snake.
TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz said that one of their bomb experts was called into the baggage screening room upon the discovery of the suspicious item. The expert looked inside the hard drive and found the snake, reports The Miami Herald.
When the snake was found, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was notified and later took possession of the reptile. Both the snake and the owner missed their flight. Katrina Hallare/JB