Smuggler Snuggles with Rapacious Reptiles

A "strangely fat" woman was stopped at the Gaza-Egypt border and searched by a female border guard who found, under veils and robes, three 20-inch crocodiles. Their jaws were tied shut with string. The guard ran screaming, but one checkpoint official allowed: "everybody was admiring a woman who is able to tie crocodiles to her body."

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A strangely fat woman was stopped at the Gaza-Egypt border. The suspiciously shaped lady was searched by a female border guard and found, under her veils and robes, crocodiles - three smuggled creatures, 20 inches long, their jaws tied shut with string, strapped to her waist. The guard ran screaming. But once the madness died down, a checkpoint official allowed "everybody was admiring a woman who was able to tie crocodiles to her body."

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