Snakes on a plane: Passenger flew from Germany to Russia with 20 snakes in his bag
Snakes on a plane just got literal. A passenger flying from DÃ¼sseldorf to Moscow caused a stir when it was discovered he was carrying 20 snakes in his bag. (iStock)
Snakes on a plane just got literal.
A passenger flying from Germany to Russia caused a stir when it was discovered he was carrying 20 snakes in his bag.
The man said he had bought the snakes at a market in Germany, The Local reported, citing RP Online.
âThe reptiles were in canisters, packed in bags, carried in hand luggage. There were no documents provided for the reptiles,â Sheremetyevo International Airportâs press service said in a statement, Newsweek reported. âThe species of snakes will be determined by specialists, but according to preliminary information they are not of a venomous species.â
The snakes were quarantined in Moscow because the passenger lacked proper documents, including from veterinarians, to bring the snakes from DÃ¼sseldorf to Russia.
According to reports, German authorities noted there were no incidents at the security check before departure in DÃ¼sseldorf, and said carrying snakes on a plane isnât illegal, but proper approval is necessary.
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