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Caterpillars Seized At Gatwick Airport: Man Said 207 Pounds Of Insects Were For Him To Eat

In this undated photo released on Friday March 1, 2013 by the UK Border Agency, an official shows the seizure of dried caterp
In this undated photo released on Friday March 1, 2013 by the UK Border Agency, an official shows the seizure of dried caterpillars at Gatwick airport, England. British customs agents made a creepy discovery when an airline passenger was found with 94 kilograms (207 pounds) of caterpillars in his luggage. The man claimed the insects were intended as food for personal consumption. The U.K. Border Force said Friday that inspectors at London's Gatwick Airport found the dried caterpillars shrink-wrapped in cellophane and packed into hessian bags carried by a passenger travelling from Burkina Faso via Istanbul. (AP Photo/UK Border Agency)

Someone's very hungry for caterpillar.

A 22-year-old passenger caught carrying 207 pounds of dried caterpillars at London's Gatwick Airport on Saturday told customs agents that the insects were meant for personal consumption, the Associated Press reported.

The passenger, who was traveling from Burkina Faso via Istanbul, had to give up the thousands of shrink-wrapped 'pillars, the BBC reported.

"I would warn travellers not to attempt to bring any products of animal origin into the UK without a permit," Border Force spokeswoman Ingrid Smith told the station.

This guy isn't the only one with a taste for caterpillar. On Tuesday, French health inspectors discovered that a Paris restaurant was cooking up caterpillar stew.

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