15-inch snake captured at TSA checkpoint at Newark Liberty

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It appears one wayward snake was tired of flying and chose to escape into Newark Liberty International Airport Monday.

A spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration says that a child spotted the 15-inch snake at a checkpoint in Terminal C Monday night. The snake was thin and black and had a yellow band around the back of its neck.

A TSA officer put a checkpoint bin over the snake so that it could be contained. The lane was temporarily closed while a Port Authority police officer was able to secure the snake and take it away.

Passengers were moved over to another lane for a while.

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