ORLANDO, Fla. — Transportation Security Administration agents found what they described as a “freshly-butchered” pig in a box that was checked in for travel at Orlando International Airport Wednesday.
According to the TSA, agents were presented with the box after it was checked in by a passenger to be flown to Miami on its way to San Francisco.
When the officers ran the box through their explosive detection equipment, they noticed blood “oozing” from it, according to the TSA. That’s when they opened the box and made the grizzly discovery.
While the TSA says pigs- dead or alive- that have been cleared for explosives or other threats can in fact fly, the uncontained blood “posed a possible health issue.”
According to a spokesperson from the TSA’s Southeast Regional Office, the box was returned to the airline to determine whether they’d accept it for transport...The airline declined.