While the confiscation may come as a surprise to some, anyone who’s ever visited a Florida “gift shop” has seen a dead baby shark in a jar…
In one of the TSA’s many bizarre confiscations, the safety agency has taken a dead baby shark in a jar from a passenger. In addition to making light of the situation, TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein is announcing the find via Twitter – with photographic evidence.
“A traveler brought this dead baby shark [in] a glass container of an unknown chemical to the TSA checkpoint at Syracuse Airport recently,” she states. “Due to the chemical nature of and quantity of the liquid, it was not allowed on the plane.”
“However, cartoon baby sharks are allowed,” she jokes, including a photo from the popular kid’s cartoon song, as well.
Baby Sharks in Jars Among Florida’s Most Bizarre Souvenirs
Farbstein then tells The Post that this infant shark would be transportable in a small container of water, instead. She cites TSA rules to support this but gives no further context on the situation.
Meanwhile, visitors are still discovering this “baby shark in a jar” phenomenon for themselves. One Twitter user, Domino Albert, seems rather stunned by them. Honestly, who isn’t?
“Who on earth would want to buy a dead baby shark in a jar sold throughout Florida?” Albert asks. Excellent question, my friend.
In addition, KevBones seems to just be discovering this phenomenon for himself far more recently, as well.
“So I just found out that they’re selling dead baby shark[s] in the glass jars,” he says. “I was shocked when I first saw them. I don’t understand why they think it’s ok to sell [them] in the jar. This is very disgusting.”
With the way the internet works, however, this TSA confiscation and publicity will undoubtedly cause a spike in the purchase of these jarred nightmares.
Hopefully, though, we can keep our sharks in our oceans where they belong, instead.
[H/T NY POST]