Man Busted For Sneaking 20 SNAKES Onto An International Flight From Germany To Russia

Jena Greene | Reporter

A man flying from Germany to Russia was caught with 20 snakes stuffed into his carry-on this week.

The snakes were reportedly non-venomous but made it through the entire flight and were only discovered after the plane landed in Moscow.

“The reptiles were in canisters, packed in bags, carried in hand luggage. There were no documents provided for the reptiles,” the airport’s press service said in a statement obtained by Newsweek. “The species of snakes will be determined by specialists, but according to preliminary information, they are not of a venomous species.”

Here’s the kicker: apparently, it’s not illegal to fly with snakes in your carry-on so long as you’ve got all their paperwork. In other words, there could be thousands — even millions — of snakes just cruising around at 40,000 feet this very moment.

I’ve been on a record as a strict no-snakes person. I hate them. Give me all the spiders in the world. A 5-foot spider could never be as terrifying as even a Gardner a snake. In fact, here at the Smoke Room, we’re a vehemently anti-snake website.

I was cool after that report about dead bodies flying around with checked baggage came out. But snakes on a plane goes way too far. It’s disturbing beyond belief. It takes the meaning of primal fear to a whole new level.

I’m so out on flying until every major airline gets this fixed. If I can’t have my therapy peacock, other people sure as hell can’t be bringing snakes in a mason jar onboard.

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