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TSA shares top 10 finds of 2019 including snake, samurai swords

Transportation Security Administration
Transportation Security Administration

SAN ANTONIO – The Transportation Security Administration shared a video of the top 10 most unusual finds in 2019.

The list includes samurai swords and a live snake, among other things.

TSA shared the video to Instagram thanking the officers who help screen travelers at checkpoints and the travelers themselves for the inspiration adding, “clearly, these folks don’t follow this account.”

Someone left their 15-inch snake at TSA airport checkpoint

The top 10 in descending order are:

10. Three samurai swords

9. Flares

8. Guns and knives

7. Airbag

6. Power saw

5. Martial arts sais

4. Blow dart gun

3. Live snake

2. Butcherknife

1. Moose poop

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It’s award season and we’re skipping the glam and red carpet treatment to accept the award (no this wasn’t a misread of the teleprompter) for the 2019 TSA Top Ten Most Unusual Finds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here goes…Wow, we weren’t expecting this! (Pulls sheet of paper out of pocket) First, to our officers, thank you for your dedication and hard work at checkpoints across the country! We wouldn’t have these numerous gems without your skilled screening abilities. Second, we would like to thank the traveling public for the inspiration. Clearly, these folks don’t follow this account… Finally, thank you to our followers for enjoying these strange catches as much as we do! Don’t let your friend’s item get featured on our page… tag a friend who needs to follow us! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We would be remiss if we didn’t recognize the airports that got us here. Thank you to @flysjc, @ancairport, @iflymia, @flymco, #bdlairport, @lgaairport, @flymlb, #ewrairport, @triflight_, and #jnuairport! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We want to keep seeing your unusual items but we also want you to get through security without incident… so if you have questions on how to pack a certain item, reach out to our AskTSA team, available 365 days a year, on #Facebook and #Twitter. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #awardseason #topten #top10 #prohibiteditems #carryonbag #safetravel #traveltips #airportsecurity #TSA #TSAIG #instatravel #traveling

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The moose droppings, in case you’re wondering, were found at Juneau International Airport in Alaska, according to the Instagram video.

“We want to keep seeing your unusual items but we also want you to get through security without incident,” TSA officials said in the post.

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If you ever have a question about what you can and can’t take on a plane you can contact AskTSA on Facebook and Twitter.


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