The Transportation Security Administration says a passenger attempted to bring an “emotional support pet” boa constrictor snake through security.
A spokeswoman for the agency tweeted that the incident occurred in December at Tampa International Airport when a snake named “Bartholomew” was found in a woman’s carry-on bag. The snake was detected when the bag passed through an X-ray machine.
The spokesperson said TSA contacted the airline, which said it cannot bring the snake on board.
According to the agency, the length of the snake is four feet.
“There is a DANGER NOODLE in that bag… Our officers at Tampa International Airport did not find this hysterical! There was a 4′ boa constrictor coiled up in one passenger’s carry-on! “We don’t really have any leads to search for a pet going through an X-ray machine,” TSA said in an Instagram post.