(CNN)TSA agents are used to finding strange and alarming objects in travelers’ luggage, whether it’s snakes, switchblades or swords. The latest addition to that list: a missile launcher.

The agents at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport made the discovery Monday in the checked bag of a man who was coming back from Kuwait. 20 odd items confiscated by the TSA20 odd items confiscated by the TSA Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSAIn 2012, a passenger traveling from Miami International Airport attempted to transport 163 marine tropical fish, 12 pond slider turtles, 22 invertebrates, 24 live coral pieces, 8 pieces of stony corals with mushroom polyps and 8 pieces of soft coral to Maracaibo, Venezuela. Transportation Security Administration officers discovered the animals, and the passenger surrendered the items to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Check out what other strange items travelers have attempted to get past airport security, according to <a href="http://blog.tsa.gov" target="_blank">the TSA's blog</a>.In 2012, a passenger traveling from Miami International Airport attempted to transport 163 marine tropical fish, 12 pond slider turtles, 22 invertebrates, 24 live coral pieces, 8 pieces of stony corals with mushroom polyps and 8 pieces of soft coral to Maracaibo, Venezuela. Transportation Security Administration officers discovered the animals, and the passenger surrendered the items to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Check out what other strange items travelers have attempted to get past airport security, according to <a href="http://blog.tsa.gov" target="_blank">the TSA's blog</a>. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – In 2012, a passenger traveling from Miami International Airport attempted to transport 163 marine tropical fish, 12 pond slider turtles, 22 invertebrates, 24 live coral pieces, 8 pieces of stony corals with mushroom polyps and 8 pieces of soft coral to Maracaibo, Venezuela. Transportation Security Administration officers discovered the animals, and the passenger surrendered the items to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Check out what other strange items travelers have attempted to get past airport security, according to the TSA’s blog.Hide Caption 1 of 20TSA agents at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport discovered human skull fragments in a clay pot in checked luggage. The owners of the bag said they did not know there were skull fragments in the pots.TSA agents at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport discovered human skull fragments in a clay pot in checked luggage. The owners of the bag said they did not know there were skull fragments in the pots. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – TSA agents at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport discovered human skull fragments in a clay pot in checked luggage. The owners of the bag said they did not know there were skull fragments in the pots.Hide Caption 2 of 20A box with "explosive" scrawled across it was checked at San Francisco International Airport; it contained an airbag.A box with "explosive" scrawled across it was checked at San Francisco International Airport; it contained an airbag. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A box with “explosive” scrawled across it was checked at San Francisco International Airport; it contained an airbag.Hide Caption 3 of 20A passenger at Dayton International Airport set off alarms when he tried to get a tobacco grinder shaped like a hand grenade through security. Officers also found a soda can with a false bottom that contained marijuana.A passenger at Dayton International Airport set off alarms when he tried to get a tobacco grinder shaped like a hand grenade through security. Officers also found a soda can with a false bottom that contained marijuana. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A passenger at Dayton International Airport set off alarms when he tried to get a tobacco grinder shaped like a hand grenade through security. Officers also found a soda can with a false bottom that contained marijuana.Hide Caption 4 of 20An Atlanta traveler used a PVC pipe with end caps to protect a portable printer. TSA agents flagged the item because of its resemblance to a bomb.An Atlanta traveler used a PVC pipe with end caps to protect a portable printer. TSA agents flagged the item because of its resemblance to a bomb. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – An Atlanta traveler used a PVC pipe with end caps to protect a portable printer. TSA agents flagged the item because of its resemblance to a bomb.Hide Caption 5 of 20A gun with no cylinder was found inside a cutout book at Honolulu International Airport.A gun with no cylinder was found inside a cutout book at Honolulu International Airport. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A gun with no cylinder was found inside a cutout book at Honolulu International Airport.Hide Caption 6 of 20An AT4 rocket launcher was found in checked baggage at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.An AT4 rocket launcher was found in checked baggage at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – An AT4 rocket launcher was found in checked baggage at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.Hide Caption 7 of 20Twenty-four pounds of black powder were found at Chicago Midway Airport. Though properly packaged ammunition is permitted in checked baggage, black powder is not.Twenty-four pounds of black powder were found at Chicago Midway Airport. Though properly packaged ammunition is permitted in checked baggage, black powder is not. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – Twenty-four pounds of black powder were found at Chicago Midway Airport. Though properly packaged ammunition is permitted in checked baggage, black powder is not.Hide Caption 8 of 20An inert Claymore mine and grenade were discovered at San Jose International Airport in California.An inert Claymore mine and grenade were discovered at San Jose International Airport in California. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – An inert Claymore mine and grenade were discovered at San Jose International Airport in California.Hide Caption 9 of 20A gag gift made to look like an explosive device was found at Florida's St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport.A gag gift made to look like an explosive device was found at Florida's St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A gag gift made to look like an explosive device was found at Florida’s St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport.Hide Caption 10 of 20Law enforcement officers evacuated Dallas-Fort Worth's baggage area and the terminals near a bazooka round found in checked luggage. The item was moved to a remote location, where it was deemed inert.Law enforcement officers evacuated Dallas-Fort Worth's baggage area and the terminals near a bazooka round found in checked luggage. The item was moved to a remote location, where it was deemed inert. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – Law enforcement officers evacuated Dallas-Fort Worth’s baggage area and the terminals near a bazooka round found in checked luggage. The item was moved to a remote location, where it was deemed inert.Hide Caption 11 of 20A carryon with a powder horn containing approximately 3 ounces of black powder was found at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas.A carryon with a powder horn containing approximately 3 ounces of black powder was found at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A carryon with a powder horn containing approximately 3 ounces of black powder was found at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas.Hide Caption 12 of 20Two swords were found in a guitar case that a Salt Lake City passenger was attempting to carry on to a flight.Two swords were found in a guitar case that a Salt Lake City passenger was attempting to carry on to a flight. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – Two swords were found in a guitar case that a Salt Lake City passenger was attempting to carry on to a flight.Hide Caption 13 of 20Throwing stars shaped like the Batman symbol were found at San Diego International Airport.Throwing stars shaped like the Batman symbol were found at San Diego International Airport. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – Throwing stars shaped like the Batman symbol were found at San Diego International Airport.Hide Caption 14 of 20A spear gun was confiscated at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The passenger claimed he thought spear guns were OK to bring on board, according to the TSA blog.A spear gun was confiscated at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. The passenger claimed he thought spear guns were OK to bring on board, according to the TSA blog. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A spear gun was confiscated at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The passenger claimed he thought spear guns were OK to bring on board, according to the TSA blog.Hide Caption 15 of 20A traveler at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport attempted to get marijuana onto a flight in a jar of peanut butter.A traveler at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport attempted to get marijuana onto a flight in a jar of peanut butter. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A traveler at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport attempted to get marijuana onto a flight in a jar of peanut butter.Hide Caption 16 of 20An inert grenade was found at San Antonio International Airport.An inert grenade was found at San Antonio International Airport. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – An inert grenade was found at San Antonio International Airport.Hide Caption 17 of 20A hairbrush with a concealed dagger was discovered by TSA agents at Kahului Airport in Hawaii.A hairbrush with a concealed dagger was discovered by TSA agents at Kahului Airport in Hawaii. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A hairbrush with a concealed dagger was discovered by TSA agents at Kahului Airport in Hawaii.Hide Caption 18 of 20A throwing star was found at Los Angeles International Airport.A throwing star was found at Los Angeles International Airport. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSA20 odd items confiscated by TSA – A throwing star was found at Los Angeles International Airport.Hide Caption 19 of 20Two cannonballs were found in luggage at Hawaii's Kahului Airport.Two cannonballs were found in luggage at Hawaii's Kahului Airport. Photos: Photos: 20 odd items confiscated by TSAOdd items confiscated by the TSA – Two cannonballs were found in luggage at Hawaii’s Kahului Airport.Hide Caption 20 of 2001 TSA02 TSA03 TSA04 TSA05 TSA06 TSA07 TSA08 TSA09 TSA10 TSA18 TSA12 TSA14 TSA15 TSA16 TSA11 TSA17 TSA19 TSA20 TSA21 TSAAccording to the Transportation Security Administration, the traveler was quickly questioned. He turned out to be a member of the military traveling home to Jacksonville, Texas, who wanted an unusual souvenir from his time in the Middle East.Fortunately, the device was not active. TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein joked on Twitter that “Perhaps he should have picked up a keychain instead!” Read More

.@TSA officers at @BWI_Airport detected this missile launcher in a checked bag early this morning. Man said he was bringing it back from Kuwait as a souvenir. Perhaps he should have picked up a keychain instead! pic.twitter.com/AQ4VBPtViG

— TSAmedia_LisaF (@TSAmedia_LisaF) July 29, 2019 Unfortunately for would-be souvenir hunters, the TSA notes that “Military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.” The missile launcher was given to the state fire marshal for disposal, and the man was released in time to catch his flight.

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