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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In what TSA officers called a “personal fowl,” they found a firearm inside the cavity of a raw chicken.

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The Transportation Security Administration said in a social media post that its officers found the stuffed bird at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

TSA finds gun hidden in raw chicken

TSA officials said the gun was found at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Photos accompanying the post show the raw chicken in plastic packaging, as well as a taped gun that was inside the cavity of the animal.

The TSA had some fun with the post, introducing the story by saying, “The plot chickens,” and adding, “We hate to beak it to you here, but stuffing a firearm in your holiday bird for travel is just a baste of time. This idea wasn’t even half-baked; it was raw, greasy and obviously unsupervised.”

The TSA has strict rules for transporting firearms, which must be taken on planes in a “locked, hard-sided container” as checked baggage only.

Officers said they recommend passengers not “wing it” when it comes to traveling with firearms.