(CMR) TSA agents in Miami had an eventful day when early this afternoon they intercepted someone attempting to smuggle a live python through.
Earlier this afternoon agents at MIA intercepted a live python that someone attempted to conceal within a computer hard drive.
The snake was identified as either a Ball or Royal python, both of which are invasive species in South Florida and cause major damage to the ecosystem.
The passenger was traveling to Barbados, but he was not permitted to get on the flight, said Sari Koshetz, a spokeswoman for TSA.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took possession of the snake and the passenger will be fined, Koshetz said.