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15-Inch Snake Left Behind At TSA Checkpoint At Newark Liberty International Airport

NEWARK, N.J. (CBS) -- The TSA didn't need Samuel L. Jackson from stopping one snake to get on a plane. A snake was left behind at a TSA checkpoint at the Newark International Airport on Monday night.

"You don't want to be in a 200-foot aluminum tube while you're 30,000 feet in the air when this guy slithers out. Lucky for you, this harmless 15-inch ring-necked snake was left behind at Newark Liberty International Airport," the TSA said in an Instagram post.

An officer put a barrier between them and the snake by placing a checkpoint bin over it before Port Authority Police took it away.

The TSA says security procedures don't prohibit passengers from bringing snakes on a flight but passengers should contact their airline to determine their policy on traveling with pets.

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