Oh, the things a man will do for his beloved turtle.
According to Guangzhou Daily, a man with the surname Li tried to smuggle his pet turtle, which he disguised as a KFC hamburger, onto his flight at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China.
After passing through the X-ray machine, airport security noticed “odd protrusions” coming out from the burger that Li was carrying, SCMP reports. Staff thought it looked like turtle limbs, and Li denied it.
“There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” Li said. “There’s nothing special to see inside.”
Staff discovered the turtle and informed Li that he could not smuggle the turtle aboard his flight for obvious reasons. Li was able to arrange for a friend to look after said turtle while he was traveling.
The man apparently couldn’t stand being away from his pet.
For the record, he might’ve had better luck using a KFC bucket. It’s all about perseverance, Li!