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Man puts his pet turtle inside his KFC hamburger in order to smuggle it on plane

By Mason White 2:54 PM August 1, 2013
Burger in turtle illustration 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A man came up with a clever idea in order to be able to take along his beloved pet on his trip, but unfortunately, he was caught, according to customs officials in China.

Officials at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport said that a man tried to smuggle his pet turtle through security at the airport by hiding it in a KFC burger.

The incident occurred on Monday morning when a man, Li, was about to board China Southern Airlines to Beijing. As Li went through airport security screening machines. the X-ray detected some “weird bumps” coming out of a KFC burger that the man had kept in his bag.

Airport staff determined that it looked like a turtle, and they asked to inspect Li’s luggage.
“There is no turtle in there, just a burger,” Li reportedly said. “There is nothing special in there,” he said.

Li finally agreed to an inspection after repeated requests by airport staff, who discovered the turtle hidden inside the burger. When asked why he did it Li said that he only wanted to travel with his “beloved” turtle.

After staff patiently explained that turtles cannot be smuggled aboard the plane, Li reluctantly allowed a friend to care for his pet during his absence.