Chinese man tries to board plane with pet turtle disguised as hamburger

The South China Morning Post has a pretty awesome story about a man who decided to smuggle his pet turtle through customs by hiding it in a KFC hamburger container and between two slices of a bread bun. Yes, really.

The incident occurred on the morning of July 29, when a man, surnamed Li, was about to board China Southern Airlines flight 345 to Beijing, Guangzhou Daily reported. As Li passed through airport security, X-ray screening machines detected a few “odd protrusions” sticking out of a KFC burger that the man had packed in his bag.

Airport staff determined that the protrusions looked suspiciously like turtle limbs, and asked to inspect Li’s luggage.

“There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” Li reportedly insisted. “There’s nothing special to see inside.”

That’s some Looney Tunes shit right there if I’ve ever seen it. It’s actually pretty brilliant, if you think about it, because you can tell he truly loved that turtle enough to put it through not just potential turtle-harm but also intense turtle-embarrassment, too.

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