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Lizards in the pants will land you in jail

Lizards in the pants are never a good idea. It's an even worse idea when you're boarding a plane. And an even worse idea if the lizards are rare and protected.

The Associated Press reports that a German man who stuffed 44 small lizards into his underwear before trying to board a flight has been sentenced to prison in New Zealand for plundering the country's protected species.

Hans K. Kubus, 58, will spend 14 weeks behind bars and must pay a $3,540 fine before being deported to Germany as soon as he is released, District Court Judge Colin Doherty ruled Tuesday.

By Washington Post editors  |  January 28, 2010; 10:28 AM ET
Categories:  Offbeat  | Tags: airport safety, airport security, lizards, new zealand  
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He should have got 14 yrs. How weak is this punishment. I only hope a few indigenous folk talk to him inside.

Posted by: captgrumpy | January 29, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

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