Sneaking Anole through TSA

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Hello everyone! I will be visiting Florida soon, and o want to take a little brown anole home with me. My friend at the reptile store says that I could put it in a sock with a hole in it, and then put it in my pocket. Will this work, or will I get caught? Any tips will be greatly appreciated!

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A million years ago, i brought a chameleon through customs from Morocco in my jacket pocket, but that was before 9/11 and TSA.

I think an anole would show up on the body scan, then be confiscated.

Jamie
 

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A million years ago, i brought a chameleon through customs from Morocco in my jacket pocket, but that was before 9/11 and TSA.

I think an anole would show up on the body scan, then be confiscated.

Jamie
Thanks! I’ve decided to leave the anoles in Florida, and enjoy them when I can.

I caught a tiny baby brown anole in the Bahamas last year, and when I tried to release it, it wouldn’t go. So I had a friend for the trip until I had to push I’m into the bushes before we left to go to the airport.
 

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If you did that, and it worked, you'd surely have an Anole with no tail by the time you got home. I grew up in South Florida catching critters and they're very fragile.
 

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If you did that, and it worked, you'd surely have an Anole with no tail by the time you got home. I grew up in South Florida catching critters and they're very fragile.
Good point.

I’m starting to wonder why I even dreamt of this earlier. Wild animals won’t be happy in captivity- native or non-native.


They don’t even make very good pets either.
 

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They actually aren't native to Florida. You can keep them as pets and they do ok. Just a thought, you could catch a few then mail them overnight to yourself the day you leave.
 

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They actually aren't native to Florida. You can keep them as pets and they do ok. Just a thought, you could catch a few then mail them overnight to yourself the day you leave.
That is a very good idea, but I’m not old enough to ship things. I wish the TSA wouldn’t be so involved with everything we do, but I am also great full- I don’t want to witness a terrorist attack on the ground! Not to mention 40,000 feet in the air. ;)

I don’t want to get in trouble, but I can’t ship the anole.
 

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Sorry I'm coming late to this thread. I only jumped in to advise it is against Forum rules to talk about doing anything illegal, so I'm glad you decided against taking the lizard.
I really don’t know what I was thinking before! I am always strongly against taking wild animals. I was wrong to even ask!
Thanks Yvonne!
 

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Ya I was dancing around recommending doing that. There was a post about putting it in a book and I was literally typing we can't talk about or recommend breaking any laws in the forum but the post seemed to have been deleted.
 

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Ya I was dancing around recommending doing that. There was a post about putting it in a book and I was literally typing we can't talk about or recommend breaking any laws in the forum but the post seemed to have been deleted.
Yeah, I deleted it because I felt like I was representing myself in a bad way. I will not knowingly break rules, or advise anyone to.

I was just in an odd mood? I guess.
This never happened and will never happen again!


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