TSA agents find plenty of odd items in travelers' suitcases, but a live Chihuahua may top the list.
The dog was discovered inside a checked bag at LaGuardia Airport this week after an officer responded to an alarm, the TSA said in an Instagram post showing the dog - and the suitcase it was found inside.
"It's always important to double check your bags before traveling," the post read, "especially to make sure your Chihuahua hasn't stowed away inside one of them."
#TSATravelTips - Ay, #Chihuahua! It’s always important to double check your bags before traveling, especially to make sure your Chihuahua hasn’t stowed away inside one of them. That’s exactly what happened this week at #NewYork’s #LaGuardia (#LGA) Airport. While resolving a checked baggage alarm, an officer was shocked when he found a dog in the bag! Apparently, the dog climbed in while its owner was packing her suitcase. TSA worked with the airline to identify the owner, and the two were happily reunited. #DogsOfInstagram #TSAGoodCatch
The TSA said that the dog climbed in while its owner was packing. The owner and pet have since been reunited.