Man caught with live snake in his clothing at Berlin airport

A man going through security at Berlin-Schonefeld Airport in Germany was caught trying to smuggle a live snake in his trouser into the terminal.

According to customs, airport workers stopped the passenger ahead of his flight to Israel when they "noticed that he carried something in his trousers that did not belong there."

Officials then discovered that he was transporting a 16-inch boa constrictor on his person via a small cloth bag that was attached to his waistband.

When the man couldn't provide documentation for the snake, it was confiscated and taken to a reptile rescue centre.

Officials said the man will be fined.

The customs office dubbed the snake its "most curious find of 2018" in the press release documenting the incident.