Meatless Monday: TSA seized giant live lobster at Boston airport

Drugs. Weapons. Lobsters?

Yup, someone tried to smuggle a live lobster in their checked baggage. Well, maybe not smuggle, but Transportation Security Administration officers weren’t immediately amused. But they were eventually impressed.

They seized a giant 20-pound lobster at Boston Logan International Airport on Sunday.

The TSA even posted a photo of the huge crustacean on social media after it was discovered sealed in a cooler going through the x-ray at security.

Transporting lobsters isn’t illegal, but this just wasn’t the right way to travel.

“A live lobster is allowed through security and must be transported in a clear, plastic, spill proof container,” the TSA explains. “A TSA officer will visually inspect your lobster at the checkpoint. We recommend that you contact your airline to determine your airline’s policy on traveling with your lobster before arriving at the airport.”

The lobster was eventually allowed to carry on to its destination. Though, it may not have been thrilled with its eventual date with a pot.

Photo @TSAmedia_MikeM/Twitter


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