Geckos, spiny-tailed lizards and other reptiles were found in the man’s suitcase and officials assumed he was bringing them into Germany to sell on the black market. Some of the lizards there are worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars, but the man had a defense of his actions – one that he was willing to prove on the spot.
He claimed that the animals were with him because he, “wanted to prepare them as food”. Insisting that the contraband was actually dinner, the man offered to bite off the head of one of the animals and eat it, right there in the airport, to prove his claim. The officials declined the offer and confiscated the animals anyway.
The animals are now in the custody of vets and the smuggler is facing a hefty fine.
- 49 Lizards For Lunch? Man Attempts To Smuggle Exotic Meal Into Germany (inquisitr.com)
- German plans to eat 49 exotic lizards for lunch (vanguardngr.com)
- Flier caught at German airport with lizard ‘food supply’ (foxnews.com)
- ‘They’re my dinner,’ says lizard smuggler (thelocal.de)