TSA Agents Find Wild Surprise in Guy's Luggage
It was a dead cougar
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 28, 2017 1:25 PM CST
Luggage emerges on a conveyer belt after passing through a CTX scanner at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – Police say a hunter's trip home hit a snag in Las Vegas after security screeners found a dead cougar in his luggage. No crime was committed because the man had a hunting tag, reports the AP. But police Lt. David Gordon told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that TSA agents held the man at McCarran International Airport late Tuesday to confirm the validity of the Utah hunting tag. His name and where he was headed weren't released. An airport spokeswoman says the man ended up shipping the cougar carcass home, not on the airplane. Gordon says it's not a crime to transport legally possessed game on an airline flight. But he says airlines can refuse to transport certain items.

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