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Girl travels on unicorn passport

13th Jun 2013
Written by: Macca Sherifi

Girl travels on unicorn passport

Young girl manages to pass through Turkish customs on unicorn passport

A young girl aged nine has passed through customs that identifies her as a unicorn (she's not a unicorn in case you were wondering).

Emily Harris, from Cwmbran, Wales, took the toy passport with her for her cute unicorn cuddly toy named Lily when she went on a week-long holiday to Turkey.

Emily's mum Nicky said she accidentally handed over the unicorn's passport instead of Emily's.

Girl travels on unicorn passportIt was only after the passport was stamped and returned that she realised her mistake.

"I didn't realise until I was putting the passports away. There was a moment of panic when I thought someone would come chasing after us, but nothing," Nicky told the New York Daily News.

"The passport doesn't even look real – it's got gold teddy bears on the front and was a completely different size from mine and my husband, Allen's.

"The man even asked Emily how old she was, and she told him nine, before he stamped it."

"The picture ID wasn't even of Emily, it was of a pink unicorn. "

When the customs official at Turkey's Antalya Airport reviewed them, apparently the photo of "Lily", a bright purple unicorn identified as having black-coloured eyes, a height of 37cm, and, tellingly, a giant horn, didn't raise suspicions (we can see where they got lost on this one).

"We saw the funny side, and laughed at the fact that the officer had even stamped the passport. But at the same time, it's a worry to any parent, how easy it would be to smuggle a child through customs and into another country."

Have you got any stories about customs to tell us? Ever travelled as a pixie or a fairy? Post your comments below!

Photos contributed to Caters

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