(ANIMAL WELFARE) When it comes to our pets, separation anxiety is normal. But for one man, the need to travel with his companion became a bit extreme after he placed his pet turtle inside a hamburger in a questionable attempt to smuggle the animal through airport security. What do you think? Was his love too much for the little creature to handle? Read on to learn more about the bizarre story and share your thoughts in the comments below. — Global Animal
Flights can be long, boring, and lonely when traveling solo. Which may be why a man decided to smuggle his pet turtle through Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport security by disguising it as a hamburger. On July 29, a passenger with the surname Li placed his shelled companion inside a KFC hamburger, and then packed the animal in his bag. As Li’s luggage went through the X-ray machine, attendants noticed odd, limb-like protrusions emerging from the sandwich.
The technicians understandably wanted to inspect Li’s luggage.
[quote style=”boxed”]“There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” he reportedly said. “There’s nothing special to see inside.”[/quote]
Upon opening his bags, they found the unticketed passenger. When asked why he decided to give his little friend an edible costume, Li said that he wanted to travel with his ‘beloved” turtle. He later agreed to allow a friend to look after the animal while he was away. Hopefully, the reptilian ruse was simply a strange expression of a man’s love for his turtle and not an experiment in smuggling endangered species in the future. Or perhaps even more diabolically, a sequel to Snakes on a Plane?