In pictures: Norwegian tries to smuggle 14 pythons

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A man has been arrested in Norway trying to smuggle two dozen snakes and geckos into the country by taping them to his body.

Customs agents said the Norwegian citizen, 22, was arrested in Kristiansand after getting off a ferry from Denmark. He had 14 royal pythons and ten albino leopard geckos hidden under his clothes.

The non-venomous snakes were stowed in stockings duct-taped to the man's abdomen, and the geckos were in boxes taped to his thighs.

Customs officials searched him on Sunday after finding a tarantula in one of his bags.

The royal pythons the man tried to smuggle

The man taped boxes to his legs

The albino leopard geckos

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