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Man Caught Smuggling ‘Beloved’ Turtle in a KFC Hamburger

When he passed through security, X-rays detected “odd protrustions” sticking out of the burger inside in his bag.

Story by Charisma Madarang - Source: http://foodbeast.com
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Not wanting to part with his cold-blooded companion, a man in China attempted to smuggle his turtle through airport security by stashing it in a KFC hamburger.

The situation went down on July 29 at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport as Li, the turtle-toting man, was about to board a flight to Beijing, the Guangzhou Daily reported. When he passed through security, X-rays detected “odd protrustions” sticking out of the burger inside in his bag.

Despite airport staff claiming that the protrusions bore an uncanny resemblance to turtle limbs, Li insisted otherwise.

“There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” Li reportedly assured security. “There’s nothing special to see inside.”

However, after repeated requests to inspect the suspicious bag, Li finally gave in. Airport staff discovered his pet turtle hiding inside his burger and refused to cut the guy any slack, telling him his shelled buddy couldn’t board the plane.

Li explained that he only wanted to travel with his “beloved” pet. Despite this, he was forced to leave his turtle behind with a friend.

Shoot. This is probably the saddest thing you’ll read all day.

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