TEXAS: ‘Snakes on a Plane‘ starring Samuel L. Jackson was so outrageous that no one could believe in its possible reality. Until now. A Texas man has pleaded guilty to smuggling snakes on not one, but on several planes from South America to the United States. Snake smuggling is a violation of Peruvian law that prohibits the exportation of wild live animals coming from the forest or jungle unless the exporter has the proper paperwork.
Prosecutors say the 63-year-old eco-tourism guide bought seven live snakes in Lima, Peru, and smuggled them in his jacket on flights from Lima to Miami and then to Dallas.
In this thrilling case of life imitating art, the snake smuggler faces up to five years in prison.