CBS says a woman attempted to board a plane in Tampa last month with a four-foot boa constrictor. The snake was in the woman’s carry-on bag and was discovered by TSA officials as it went through an X-ray machine. The woman claimed her snake, Bartholomew, was her emotional support animal.
The TSA refused to allow the snake on the plane and then tweeted; ”Do you have asp-rations of taking a snake on a plane? Don’t get upsetti spaghetti by not understanding your airline’s rules. For instance, airlines don’t allow nope ropes in carry-on bags and only a few allow them to slither around in checked bags, if packaged correctly.”
Snake on a plane? This is a @TSA X-ray of Bartholomew, a boa constrictor who was in a traveler's carry-on bag at @FlyTPA last month. Woman claimed the snake was her emotional support pet. TSA notified the airline, which ruled that there was not going to be a snake on their plane! pic.twitter.com/kSg6YeRluU— Lisa Farbstein, TSA Spokesperson (@TSA_Northeast) January 6, 2023