The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday that 40-year-old Michael Plank of Lomita was returning from Australia when U.S. Customs agents found 11 skinks, two geckos and two monitor lizards fastened to his body.
Smuggling live creatures through LAX can be a bit of a challenge (see: the song bird incident), and one man has learned that lesson the hard way.
Plank, who was returning from Australia, has been released on $10,000 bond.
Authorities say the lizards' value totals more than $8,500.