TSA officials were baffled after a woman tried to get an “emotional support snake” onto the plane
US Department of Transportation officials couldn’t believe what a woman was trying to pass off as an “emotional support animal.”
TSA officials discovered something strange in a woman’s luggage as she was going through security at Tampa International Airport in Florida last December.
TSA staff discovered a large figure eight-shaped object — which appeared to have a skeleton.
When officers opened the bag, they found a four-foot-long snake resting amid the passenger’s other belongings.
According to security officials, the woman claimed the boa constrictor was her “emotional support animal” named Bartholemew.
She also said that the reptile had to travel with her.
Despite their claims, airport security refused to let the pet onto the plane.
A TSA spokesman released an X-ray showing the creature Twitter And Instagram in January.
“There’s a dangerous noodle in that bag…” one post said.
Commentators on social media expressed both shock and laughter at the situation.
“Thanks TSA – this is so creepy!!!” one commenter wrote.
“This is NOT an emotional support pet!!! Good law!” the post said.
“I swear it’s travel size,” said another user joked.
TSA officials often post about wacky creatures trying to trick passengers into plotting.
A traveler in Virginia forgot to take them with him Cat from the travel bag.
And in Wisconsin, a man abandoned his little one Dog in his luggage.