Look, you can already tell she’s a scumbag because of the whole “emotional support hamster” in the first place. It’s not like she just got back from ‘Nam, she had a benign cyst on her neck. Way to abuse the system so you can feel special, princess.
Plus, a normal person would have just gone home if the animal was that special, or if they didn’t really care just pass it off to a stranger and hope they didn’t take it because they owned a snake.
Personally I’d have just tried sneaking it in, unless it’s a cyborg there’s no metal to set the machine off and the worse they can do is turn you around anyway.
What I would never have done (nor any sane person for that matter) would be to flush it. It’s not a dead fish, knowing how things rarely go down the toilet when you need them to, I just imagine it was gruesomely forced.