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Posted: July 12, 2017

Cobras, geckos seized at JFK airport mail facility

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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By Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

NEW YORK —

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents encountered a slithery surprise when investigating a suspicious package at Kennedy International Airport's mail facility.

Officials seized five live king cobras and three geckos that were stuffed in a round container on June 29, The Associated Press reported.

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Agents said the package from Hong Kong was labeled, "plastic tray.”

The reptiles were sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for further investigation, the agency said in a news release.

King cobras are the world’s largest venomous snakes and can grow to nearly 19 feet, The Associated Press reported.


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