If you own a crustacean as a pet, you’re likely odd enough to want to bring it on a plane. But be warned that, even though it is actually ok to bring a lobster in a carry-on, it has to be moved in a clear, plastic, spill-proof container and might be examined by a TSA officer.
A man flying out of Boston (obviously) learned this the hard way when TSA agents inspected his 20-pound carry-on lobster, then took a photo of it that went viral. Reportedly, the man was livid at TSA for manhandling his crustacean, along with the 12 smaller lobsters he’d also packed in his travel cooler.
Still, the animals made it safely to their final destination in Georgia...where they were promptly consumed as part of a lobster cook-out.