Turtle Disguised As Burger Smuggled Through Airport In China
We've heard of snakes on a plane, but now turtles, too?
Security officials at China's Guangzhou Baiyun
International Airport noticed something rather peculiar in the bag of a
traveler identified only as "Mr. Li" on Monday.
The airport's X-ray machine showed “suspicious corners” on what appeared to be a KFC sandwich package, according to the AFP.
Mr. Li vehemently insisted the item was "nothing but a
burger. " When security staff pointed out that the odd shape of the
burger resembled that of a turtle, Li replied, “There is no turtle in
there, just a hamburger. There’s nothing special to see inside,” the
South China Morning Post News.
Officials forced Mr. Li to open his bag and found that
he was indeed attempting to transport his "beloved" pet turtle on the
plane. The man reportedly was able to entrust the animal in a friend's
care before continuing on his flight to Beiing.