15-inch snake captured at TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty

It appears one wayward snake was tired of flying and chose to escape into Newark Liberty International Airport Monday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 20, 2019, 8:23 PM

Updated 1,744 days ago

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It appears one wayward snake was tired of flying and chose to escape into Newark Liberty International Airport Monday.
A spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration says that a child spotted the 15-inch snake at a checkpoint in Terminal C Monday night. The snake was thin and black and had a yellow band around the back of its neck.
A TSA officer put a checkpoint bin over the snake so that it could be contained. The lane was temporarily closed while a Port Authority police officer was able to secure the snake and take it away.
Passengers were moved over to another lane for a while.


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