TAMPA, Fla. – A 4-foot-long boa constrictor was reportedly found in some carry-on luggage in December 2022 at Tampa International Airport.
Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Lisa Farbstein on Twitter Friday said that a boa constrictor was found in carry-on luggage that had gone through the X-ray machine last month.
“Woman claimed the snake was her emotional support pet,” said Farbstein.
According to “Today,” the boa constrictor was reportedly 4 feet long. X-ray images show the snake near some shoes and what looks like a laptop inside the luggage.
“Our officers at Tampa International Airport didn’t find this hyssssssterical! Coiled up in a passenger’s carry-on was a 4′ boa constrictor! We really have no adder-ation for discovering any pet going through an x-ray machine,” said TSA on Instagram.
Farbstein said that the woman’s airline was notified about the snake and decided that there was not going to be a reptile on one of their planes.
No further information has been released including what happened to the snake.
Snake on a plane? This is a @TSA X-ray of Bartholomew, a boa constrictor who was in a traveler's carry-on bag at @FlyTPA last month. Woman claimed the snake was her emotional support pet. TSA notified the airline, which ruled that there was not going to be a snake on their plane! pic.twitter.com/kSg6YeRluU
— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) January 6, 2023
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