A passenger from Florida sought to board the airline with a genuine snake by saying it was an emotional support animal. There was a boa constrictor called Bartholomew that was discovered in phrazle a passenger’s carry-on bag at Tampa International Airport’s security checkpoint. During a December screening, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein told Travel + Leisure that agents discovered the 4-foot-long snake coiled up inside the suitcase along with other goods for the trip.
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“A snake on a plane? Farbstein posted an X-ray taken by TSA of a boa constrictor named Bartholomew, who was discovered in a passenger’s carry-on luggage at @FlyTPA last month. The woman said the snake was an emotional support animal. Once TSA made the airline aware, the airline made the decision that “there would be no snakes on this flight.”
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What Happened When a Tampa Woman Tried to Bring a Boa Constrictor on Her Flight?