A man shocked the airport authorities in Russia after they found that he had flown into the country with 20 live snakes in his hand baggage. He flew from Germany to Russia with the reptiles inside his bag fortunately without any untoward incident.
He managed to board at the Dusseldorf Airport in Germany. It was only after he landed in Moscow that officers from the Environmental Protection Agency noticed the snakes inside his bag. He said he had bought the non-venomous snakes from a market in Germany.
German police did not report him while he boarded the flight, which means he might have had the necessary documents to carry the snakes. However, he did not have the permission to bring the snakes into Russia. Russia’s Sheremetyevo International Airport confirmed the incident in a statement
His identity and nationality are not disclosed and the species of snakes will be determined by specialists, but according to initial information, they are not of a venomous species.