A man has been arrested at a US airport with seven exotic snakes and three tortoises stuffed down his trousers.
Officials at Miami’s international airport found the creatures inside the trousers of a passenger trying to board a flight for Brazil.
The US Transportation Security Administration said the man had seven exotic snakes and three tortoises wrapped in nylon bags stuffed into his trousers.
He was discovered as he went through a body scanner at one of the airport’s security checkpoints and arrested by US Fish and Wildlife Service officials.
Authorities declined to identify the man or offer any explanation for his botched attempt at reptile smuggling.