SEATTLE -- Security screeners at the King County Courthouse caught a man trying to sneak in a live snake in his backpack.

The incident happened last Friday. A screener spotted the reptile on the x-ray machine when the man put his backpack through security.

A uniformed Court Marshal asked the man if he had a pet in his backpack, which he replied he did. When he was told Sorry, no pets in the courthouse, the man (and his snake) left in a huff.

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