NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, you think you’ve heard it all. But listen to this one: A man from New York was arraigned last week on charges of smuggling pythons in his pantaloons.
Of course, he’s innocent until proven guilty. But the details are squirm-worthy: Calvin Bautista is charged with smuggling three Burmese pythons he got in Quebec and bringing them into New York, crossing the Canadian-U.S. border.
Now, these snakes are invasive and they threaten native animals in the United States.
Smuggling them could land Bautista up to 20 years in prison and a fine as high as $250,000.
I dunno. I feel like the poor guy’s maybe suffered enough, even if he did bring it on himself.
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