Customs inspectors discovered elephant tails, a dried hedgehog and chameleons in the bags of an African traveler arriving at a Washington area airport, authorities reported on Thursday.

Inspectors at Washington-Dulles International Airport found the unusual items during the routine search of a Ghanaian man’s luggage the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said in a news release.

The other items in the unnamed 59-year-old’s bag included chicken feathers, bloody sheets, seed pods and soil, which were to be used for “spiritual purposes,” Christopher Hess, CBP’s Washington port director said.

Source: Reuters

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