Fun Fact

12 October 2023

Not all finds at the border turn out to pose a biosecurity risk, but this Fun Fact from the frontline is still one for the books.

Queenstown biosecurity officers were shocked to find what appeared to be a human finger in an x-ray tray in August. Yes, a finger. As in what’s normally attached to a hand!

The macabre mystery was solved when a passenger returned to collect what turned out to be his spare prosthetic digit. There were no biosecurity issues.