A guy was stopped in customs for trying to bring three tortoises to Germany by disguising them .
Germany’s PressePortal reports a 69-year-old German guy arrived by airplane at Schönefeld Airport at Berlin on 2 March, having travelled from Cairo, Egypt.
Customs officers scrutinized the guy and discovered a bundle in his luggage that seemed a bit suspect. He asked what the box included, the guy just stated that it was chocolate.
But when officials opened the bundle, they did not find any candy treats. Rather, they found three live Moroccan tortoises.
The small tortoises.
Since the animals are protected from the Washington Convention on the Protection of Plants they have been confiscated and put in the maintenance of the border vet.
A media release from Hauptzollamt Potsdam added:”Using its own controls, customs creates a critical contribution to maintaining the biodiversity of fauna and flora.
In Germany it’s legitimate since 1976.
About 5,600 wild creatures and 30,000 plant species are listed.”
The tortoises were disguised as hamburgers.
Mind you, at least he had smuggled a tortoise or 2, and not a badly frightening scorpion – that was exactly what one plane-load of individuals lately found aboard their airplane.
The creepy crawly has been seen – and – filmed – scurrying across the overhead cottage onto a Lion Air flight bound for Jakarta, much to the dismay of everyone aboard.
Based on The Jakarta Post, Lion Air spokesman Danang Mandala Prihantoro stated on Friday that the airline was investigating the visual appeal of the venomous creature, though he did add:”According to our monitoring of this movie, it looks like a spider”
Describing the incident, onlooker Karim Taslin explained:”When the plane had landed, 1 passenger was carrying their items from their compartment, that is when unexpectedly the scorpion appeared over the sofa.
“I had been in row 19 with just two additional passengers, an older married couple. When we saw that the scorpion over our heads we dashed out as quickly as we can.”
After the cabin crew came to locate it, the scorpion had gone inside the roof, and now nobody knows just how long the critter was there or how it got in the airplane.
Karim included:”I did not have the time to grab the scorpion. So it vanished into the cabin luggage area. I pushed the emergency button. There was not any answer, so I cried for assistance.
“But in the time the air in the cottage was packed with passengers picking up their luggage, so the team were too slow to get there at row 19.
The scorpion might have dropped our minds and stung us”
Featured Image Credit: Hauptzollamt Potsdam