Snakes, Baby Crocodiles, and Tiger Cubs On a Plane

Travel News — By spencerspellman on September 30, 2010 at 10:00 am

What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen someone carry onto a plane? For many travelers, they’ve probably stuffed a Shih-Tzu or other small dog in its own special travel bag under their seats. However, as Wired reports, carrying your pet aboard is far from the weirdest carry-on item that’s made its way onto an airplane.

A brief read over TSA’s list of banned items and you’ll begin to realize what items people have either attempted to carry on board or actually succeeded in carrying onto the plane. This includes fireworks, ninja stars, cattle prods and spear guns. Laugh as you may, but many of these items and even more obscure things have either successfully or unsuccessfully been carried on-board a flight.

In the Wired article, some of the more “normal” situations involved stuffing a chihuahua into a small weekend bag. Speaking of animals, passengers have carried other types of more exotic creatures, including a baby crocodile, squirrels and a tiger cub. A couple years ago, one person used their security clearance to board with a duffle bag full of 13 handguns, an assault rifle and 8 pounds of pot. But what takes the cake as the weirdest “carry-on” item? That would be the elderly lady who tried wheeling her husband onto the plane, who had been dead for 12 hours.

[Photos courtesy of Sanders Family]

Tags: carry on, craziest carry on, ninja throwing stars, TSA, wired

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