Box Filled With Giant Millipedes Intercepted at SFO

By Candice Naranjo

Fri Aug 29th, 2014 11:36am America/Los_Angeles

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A creepy discovery was made at SFO by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists at the airport’s international mail facility.

Officials say they found 20 live giant millipedes inside a large package from Germany. The millipedes were inside a large mesh bag containing chunks of soil and paper.

The package was originally marked “toy car model”, but was inspected after an x-ray showed an anomaly with the package.

The odd package was handed over to U.S. Department of Agriculture for further action.

Officials note that it is not illegal to bring exotic species, but proper paperwork and permits are necessary to do so.

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