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TSA: Man hid snakes, tortoises in pants

MIAMI (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with nylon bags filled with exotic snakes and tortoises hidden in his pants.

TSA spokesman Jonathon Allen says the man was stopped after passing through a body scanner at Miami International Airport last Thursday. Security officials spotted the nylon bags filled with seven snakes and three tortoises stuffed inside the man's pants.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports the animals were taken by the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife. The unidentified passenger was arrested.

Man reports snake theft 14 months later

IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) — Police in Michigan's remote western Upper Peninsula probably won't make a recent snake theft complaint a high priority.

That's because the man reporting is pet stolen says it happened in November 2009.

The Daily Globe says the Ironwood man filed the complaint Monday. He says he thinks he knows who stole his snow corn snake from a home in Ironwood.

Police say they asked him why he waited 14 months to come forward, and he said he was doing “some bad stuff” with friends at the time his snake disappeared.

Officers say they interviewed the woman fingered as the thief, and she denied stealing it.

Her theory? The man just misplaced it.

The man says he bought the constrictor on the Internet for $80.

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