The Week in Animal News: Smuggling Poisonous Snakes in Suitcase, Hybrid Sharks, and More

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The friendly skies are not so friendly...if a poisonous snake shows up in the seat next to you.

Earlier this month, a Czech national was arrested in Buenos Aires after airport officials discovered nearly 250 live animals in his suitcase, including nine species of poisonous snakes.

We also have scientists tickling animals to research laughter, the world's first hybrid sharks, the tragic rise of rhino poaching in South Africa, architecturally designed cat houses, an abusive turkey facility raided, and more in the Week in Animals News.