A box of giraffe poo has been seized by customs agents at a US airport after a woman tried to bring the faeces into the country to make a necklace.
The woman had declared the small box of poo when she was selected to have her assets inspected upon arriving at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport in Minnesota on 29 September, US Customs and Border Protection has said.
She told officials she picked up the poo on a commute to Kenya and introduced it back in her luggage to make a necklace.
The woman, from Iowa, said she had previously made a necklace with moose faeces.
Giraffe poo can be introduced into the US with the suitable permits and inspections, according to Minnesota Public Radio.
The station reported that the woman will no longer face sanctions because she declared the faeces and gave it to customs officials.
The agency’s agriculture specialists destroyed the giraffe poo.
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LaFonda D Sutton-Burke, a discipline director at US Customs and Border Protection, said: “There may be a real danger with bringing faecal matter into the US.
“If this particular person had entered the US and had no longer declared these items, there may be excessive possibility a particular person may perhaps have contracted a disease from this jewelry and developed severe health considerations.”
African swine fever, classical swine fever, Newcastle disease, foot-and-mouth disease and swine vesicular disease are among ailments in Kenya that customs officials have cited as risks.