U.S. Border agents in California found 52 lizards and snakes hidden in a man’s clothing last month as he arrived at the San Ysidro border crossing with Mexico.
Agents released information Tuesday detailing what they found: 52 live reptiles tied up in small bags “which were concealed in the man’s jacket, pants, pockets, and groin area.” Nine snakes and 43 horned lizards were seized. Some of the species are considered endangered.
The man, a 30-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested.
A man who tried to slither past U.S. border agents in California had 52 lizards and snakes hidden in his clothing, authorities said Tuesday. The man was driving a truck when he arrived at the San Ysidro border crossing with Mexico on Feb. 25 and was pulled out for additional inspection, U.S.