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A Czech man was caught in Argentina when he tried to board a plane with a suitcase full of live animals.
He had 247 lizards, snakes and mollusks.
The man was caught during the x-ray scan when technicians noticed "organic substances" moving around inside the bag.
When they opened it, they found the hundreds of reptiles, nine of which were poisonous species, packed into clear plastic containers.
Some of the animals were extremely rare and protected under certain acts.
It's good that officials found them in the x-ray scan because two died of lack of oxygen and it's assumed many more would have died during the flight.
Authorities believe the attempted smuggling was in connection with an exotic species smuggling ring.
The man could face up to ten years in prison!
That's what you get for trying to bring motherf*$%in' snakes on a motherf*$%in' plane!
[Image via Zak Hussein/WENN.]
J.G. Wentworth made a commercial containing a dog that is waaaaaaay too familiar for Classic Media's taste!
If you didn't know, and you probably didn't, they own the rights to Lassie — and they're upset about the ad.
It features a Lassie-era mother and son discussing financial problems, and then the son turns to his dog — and even says "get help, girl!" — to find help, and then shows the dog in a traveling montage just like the show.
Also, it features a dog that looks EXACTLY like Lassie.
The ad is above, whaddya think??
Need a tic-tac?
A dentist from North Carolina recently traveled all the way to Puerto Rico to perform a dental procedure on a 3,000 lb patient.
For the past 20-years Dr. Mike Loomis has being flying south to treat a 39-year-old male hippo named Tomy.
The Ferré zoo's most popular animal suffers from a malocclusion, which prevents his lower teeth from wearing properly, and they eventually overgrow to the point that they interfere with his eating.
"The first time I performed the dental procedure on Tomy, his teeth had grown through his upper lip, making it very painful for him to chew. He was very thin, and I was concerned about the risk of anesthesia. Since then, the zoo has done a great job of making sure that his teeth are trimmed before they get to that point,"
Sounds like Tomy is super lucky to have such a talented friend from the states — even if he's not more giving with the anesthesia!
[image via Tom Gillespie N.C. Zoo]
Does this mean she time travels with her dog?? LOL!
Doctor Who's former partner, Billie Piper was spotted in our time!!
The British actress (and former pop star) was seen walking with her sleepy son Winston and cute dog early Thursday.
Check out more pics of Billie (below) before she time travels away!
[Image via Mavrix Online.]
How can someone so cute also be nice??
At 22-years-old, actress Hayden Panettiere has already done a lot for fave animals by becoming a spokeswoman for the Whaleman Foundation.
The blonde starlet talks all about her love for marine animals in the September issue of Conde Nast Traveler, where she describes herself to the magazine as "realistic activist." She says:
"I'm an activist who's aware of what's realistic to achieve and what's not. I wouldn't waste my time going straight for the jugular — I'm not going to preach to people to not eat meat. The Whaleman Foundation's goals are achievable, and they make sense."
We totally respect that!
If you wanna see Panettiere talking about nighttime slaughter of dolphins check out Conde Nast Traveler or rent the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove.
[image via Conde Nast Traveler]
OMG! Could Foster The People get any cuter?! Seriously, we adore them!
A lot of airports have taken great initiatives to be more pet travel friendly, including offering areas for pet owners to take their furry friends to take care of some business.
Think maybe Cubbie needs to be taken to the "relief area" STAT! LOLz!