Woman tried to carry an emotional support squirrel on a plane

On October 9, a flight from Orlando, Florida, to Cleveland, Ohio, was delayed for several hours after Frontier removed an emotional support squirrel from the plane, ABC News reported. The Orlando Police Department had to remove the woman who brought the tiny animal on board the plane because she refused to get off the plane, even though she was reportedly told it wasn't allowed under the airline's emotional support animal policy, ABC News reported Squirrel boarding.

"The passenger indicated at the time of booking that they were traveling with an emotional support animal but did not indicate (sic) that it was a squirrel," the airline said in a statement provided to Orlando ABC affiliate WFTV. Border Flights Rodents, including squirrels, are not allowed.”

According to the Frontier website, the policy for traveling with emotional support animals before November 1, 2018 stated, “We do not accept unusual or exotic animals, including but not limited to rodents, reptiles, insects, hedgehogs, rabbits, honeybags gliders, non-poultry, or animals that are improperly cleaned and/or have a foul odor. "

When the woman refused to get off the plane, airline officials called the police, who had to remove all passengers from the plane until the woman agreed to leave, Mashable reported.

Twitter user @bnix4 said: "I was flying back to Cleveland and everyone got on the plane and was asked to get off. It turned out later that a woman brought a squirrel in her carry-on and tagged it as hers The emotional support pet then refused to get off the plane until the police arrived.