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Is That A Reptile In Your Pants . . .

By Wyatt Earp | October 27, 2009

Bear Grylls Eats A Snake

Actually, it is . . . and he is glad to see you!

OSLO – A man was caught by Norwegian customs carrying a tarantula in his bag, and a further 14 royal pythons and 10 albino leopard geckos taped to his body, media reported on Monday.

Customs found the tarantula, before deciding to give him a full body search that revealed 14 stockings — one for each snake — taped around his torso, top selling tabloid VG said.

Reptile smuggling is not uncommon in Norway, which prohibits people holding many reptile species as pets, but office manager Helge Breilid at Kristiansand customs was quoted by VG as saying customs officers had been “horrified” by Sunday’s catch.

“Customs officers quickly realised the man was smuggling animals, because his whole body was in constant motion,” Breilid told VG. (H/T – )

Hey, when I was a big fattie – well, more fat – my body was in constant motion, too. It didn’t mean that I was smuggling lizards in my underwear!

I’m just sayin’.

Topics: WTF? | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Is That A Reptile In Your Pants . . .”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    October 27th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve heard of bone smugglers, but this is crazy.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    October 27th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Randal – I can’t see him making any money off this. At least, not enough to cover the risk.

  3. Mike47 Says:
    October 27th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Is this where the term “Drain the lizard” comes from?

  4. USAdmiral Says:
    October 27th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Everybody has to have a job, I guess. What a career path.