Man hides pet turtle in KFC burger [Amazing Photo of the Day]


The story behind this is a Chinese man wanted to take his pet turtle aboard a plane. So he disguised the turtle as a KFC burger to try to fool security. It didn’t work:

As Li passed through airport security, X-ray screening machines detected a few “odd protrusions” sticking out of a KFC burger that the man had packed in his bag.

Airport staff determined that the protrusions looked suspiciously like turtle limbs, and asked to inspect Li’s luggage.

“There’s no turtle in there, just a hamburger,” Li reportedly insisted. “There’s nothing special to see inside.”

Li finally acquiesced to an inspection after repeated requests from airport staff, who uncovered the pet turtle hidden inside the burger. When asked why he had devised this strange idea, Li said that he had only wanted to travel together with his “beloved” turtle.

After staff patiently explained that turtles could not be smuggled on board the plane, Li reluctantly agreed to allow a friend to care for his pet while he was away.

I hope his friend didn’t get hungry on the way back home.

Oh, and unfortunately, the above is not actually a photo of the burger. We don’t have an actual photograph of Li’s burger pet. The above is a photo by a Flickr user, aptly named “Turtle Burger”.

[via SCMP, image via Flaunted]

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  • JonE

    Umm, Ahh, what’s a KFC Burger?

  • Ashraf

    [@etim] I have a BA in Underwater Basket Weaving.

  • etim

    [@Ashraf] Hey, you got that down pretty good, Ash–lemmie guess…liberal arts major?

  • Ashraf

    [@etim] Would you like fries with that?

  • etim

    [@Machar] Tastes like chicken!

  • Machar

    Mmmmm… crunchy. And with some bite!

  • etim

    Why didn’t he just say he was gonna eat it later?