Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Andrea Romano
Updated October 16, 2018

People pack some odd things when they fly, especially when it comes to food. Before you know it, your live lobsters or bunches of coconuts are being searched by airport officials.

One traveler carrying a roasted pig probably didn’t expect a trained (and possibly hungry) dog to ruin their dinner plans at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBC).

According to Fox News, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, a member of the airport’s Beagle Brigade, Hardy, detected a fully cooked pig in a person’s luggage. Naturally, Hardy alerted the Customs team right away.

Hardy is clearly a very good boy.

Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection

“This seizure at ATL illustrates the tremendous expertise of our four-legged K-9 partners in protecting the United States,” said Carey Davis, a CBP official, to Fox News. The 6-year-old rescue dog obviously knows exactly what he’s supposed to do for his job, but also, what dog doesn’t want to immediately seize some delicious roasted pork?

Unfortunately for the traveler, the two-pound pig was confiscated and destroyed by the CBP, as regulations require. And poor Hardy was left without so much as a doggy bag. According to Fox 5, the U.S. does not allow pork products from other continents into the country as a preventative measure against swine flu, foot and mouth disease and other diseases.

Travelers are required to declare any agricultural items like fruit, vegetables or other food products when entering the country, as stated on the CBP website.

The traveler who attempted to transport the pig has not been identified.

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