Some people try to travel with strange things, but this is not the same.
An American man tried to take a live alligator with him on a flight from Germany to Singapore. There are less than 200 of this type of alligator left in the world.
Security personnel looked at a bag and noticed something strange in it. Customs officials were immediately contacted by them. The alligator was wrapped in cling foil when they opened it. The alligator was wrapped around it's body. This posed a serious danger to the reptile.
After spending time in an animal sanctuary, the animal was returned to good health, and German authorities took custody of it immediately. Criminal charges have been filed against the traveler for violating Germany's animal welfare act.
The investigators demanded a large security deposit from the traveler and took his phone. He was allowed to travel to Singapore even though he still faces punishment.
The details of the incident were released in order to not jeopardize the investigation. It is thought that the man was trying to bring an animal to Singapore to resell it.
I am a dog lover and have lived in Florida for most of my life, but I can't say I'm a big fan of alligator hunting. When I was a kid, I tried to walk our dogs and avoid the giant alligator on the side of our property.
I am happy that the smuggler was caught. I can appreciate that people collect weird things, but I don't know what happens to the illegal alligators. Do you want a pet alligator in your home or do you want it to be turned into a handbag and shoes?
A man tried to travel from Germany to Singapore with an alligator in his luggage. The animal was saved after he was caught. It is cruel, selfish, and greedy to attempt to transport an animal in this way.
What do you think about this story?