U.S. Border Patrol agents have a pretty tough job. These men and women regularly put their lives on the line in defense of their country, and more often than not, they’re forced to make difficult, life-changing decisions on the fly. With so much to keep them on their toes, you can bet these individuals have seen and done it all.

However, even years of experience couldn’t prepare two Texas officers when they came across a suspicious-looking piece of luggage left behind at the border. As they opened the mysterious bag and peered inside, they realized they now had a new mission on their hands…

Texas’ Rio Grande border is no stranger to smugglers, and over the years, border agents have seen their fair share of strange cargo. But in August 2018, folks attempted to bring one particularly unusual item across the river undetected.