Feds Bust Man at LA Airport with 15 Live Lizards Strapped to Chest

Gecko/new zealand govt photo
Gecko/new zealand govt photo

By Allan Lengel

Talk about odd traveling companions.

U.S. Customs agents busted Michael Plank of Lomita, Calif., at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday with 15 live Australian lizards strapped to his chest, the Associated Press reported.

Plank, who was returning from Australia, violated the law by failing to have the proper permits for the animals, the AP reported.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday Plank had two geckos, two monitor lizards and 11 skinks, AP reported. He is scheduled to be a arraigned Dec. 21.

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