31 Dec '11, 4pm

Man Busted Trying to Get 247 Snakes & Other Animals on a Plane

Man Busted Trying to Get 247 Snakes & Other Animals on a Plane

The movie "Snakes on a Plane " reportedly featured more than 450 snakes. A Czech national was more than half way there, when he tried to sneak 247 live animals onto a transatlantic flight at Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires , including poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles packed into a suitcase. Via YouTube /Video screen capture What was he thinking?! The man, Karel Abelovsky, 51, was caught earlier this month by X-ray techs and staff at the Iberia Airlines desk who noticed "organic substances moving inside" his bag, according to the Environmental News Network . The man was allegedly carrying 247 animals packed in clear plastic containers, bags and socks --- including nine species of poisonous snakes like South American pit vipers. This guy could have been featured on a segment of Animal Planet's "Fatal Attractions ." There don't seem to be any photos floating around of ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/snakes-plane-247-anima...

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