This is very risky. If TSA security decides to select you for special screening (carry-on inspection and partial strip down) or if they see something funny in the baggage scan you will find yourself in great difficulty. It is highly likely that you would be denied boarding with the animal - you may be denied boarding, period - and have to leave it at the airport to God-knows-what fate. Airlines in California have threatened to land planes and arrest people if innocuous herps were surreptiously carried into the cabin. The world is way different then is was before 9/11.
Originally Posted by Gecko Stop
What I did last year was pay a friendly vendor to ship the animal I purchased from her as well as a couple of others that came from other vendors. It was well worth $35 to avoid the risk.
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President Geo. W Bush in an interview with CBS News, Washington D.C., Sept. 6, 2006