Air travel around the holidays can be stressful, just ask Smells.
The Brooklyn cat caught attention last week after trying to hitch a ride down to Orlando, but was stopped when TSA officers discovered the orange feline poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase.
As the checked bag went through the X-ray unit Nov. 16, the feline stowaway's attempt to reach the "Happiest Place on Earth" came to an early end.
“On the bright side, the cat’s out of the bag,” a TSA spokesperson tweeted Tuesday.
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Transportation officials tracked down the traveler, who told them the cat belonged to someone he lived with.
Fortunately, the cat was not hurt, and made it safely home.
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"Apparently Smells was planning to chase a big mouse he heard was running around Disneyworld," the spokesperson said in a follow-up tweet.
The social media post included a picture of Smells eyeing a Thanksgiving feast back at his Brooklyn home.