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“Sorry, no pets in the courthouse.”

In this photo provided by King County Sheriff’s Office a snake is shown inside a backpack as its goes through the X-Ray machine on June 10, 2011 in Seattle. The sheriff’s office says an officer asked the man if he had a pet in his backpack. He said he did and was told, “Sorry, no pets in the courthouse.” (AP Photo/King County Sheriff’s Office)