Someone Tried to Sneak a Live Boa Constrictor in Airplane Carry-On
Just me, you. Brilliant, however. Before we get into that, do I even need to tell you where this woman smuggling a boa constrictor on a plane comes from? Do you want to guess? You already know she’s from Florida. Well, let’s get into it.
Snake on a plane? This is an X-ray of Bartholomew, a boa constrictor that was in a traveler’s handbag last month. A woman claimed that a snake was her emotional support pet. The TSA informed the airline, who ruled that there would be no snake on their plane!
— Lisa Farbstein, spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA_Northeast)
The TSA found a boa constrictor in a Florida woman’s handbag
The Transportation Security Administration at Tampa International Airport found a living obstruction in a woman’s handbag. According to TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein, the woman claimed the giant, skinny ass python is an “emotional support pet.” See, I’m not here to pass up anyone’s fun time, but a snake trampling its prey, choking it to death, doesn’t quite sound like what you’d want from such a pet.
The TSA spotted Bartholomew, the giant snake, in an X-ray machine at the security checkpoint. The contents of the bag contained some shoes and a laptop, both of which were also supposed to be removed for the X-Ray (bigger fish to fry?). In the X-Ray photo that Farbstien posted to Twitter, you can clearly see the poor coiled beast neatly tucked into the corner of her bag. Can you imagine being the TSA agent who had to open that baggage? No.
Amazingly, after discovering the snake, the TSA went to an unnamed airline and fed them a story about the snake being an emotionally supportive pet. Without hesitation, the airline denied the animal was on board.
Is it just us or is flying getting crazier by the day?
Although the boa constrictor easily takes the cake, we’re going to share with you some other things that airport security has recently discovered over the past few years.
The Drive made a list of the crazy items TSA found in 2021. The items include a lot of ridiculous knives in the shape of different things like a comb and even a cross. Some people were caught with loose bullets, while others were hit with stun guns. Some of the most interesting is an antique bayonet (yes, a real bayonet) and even a bunch of Batarangs.
More than the crazy people bringing contraband on planes, since the pandemic, we seem to have completely forgotten how to act at airports. We’ve seen more than mask-wearing, COVID sheets, overflights, and damn near anything else people are bugging about on Facebook.
cancellation of journeys
The truth is, the airlines themselves don’t do very well. He says more than 45,000 flights were delayed or canceled during the summer of 2022. This past holiday season alone saw tens of thousands of flights cancelled. CNN Travel says: “On Christmas Eve, a total of 3,487 flights were canceled, according to FlightAware. Friday was the worst day, with 5,934 cancellations, while Thursday saw nearly 2,700 cancellations.” That’s nearly 13,000 canceled flights in three days.
Hell, maybe this woman is from Florida an act Needing her emotional support creature just to get through all the other bits of madness one has to put up with these days. Still, that’s crazier than a soup sandwich.