Minutes after checking in luggage containing two animal costumes, the passenger in question spotted a baggage handler riding across the tarmac wearing one of his costumes. (A camel suit, evidently a single-person model.)
Qantas representative quote: "We are acutely aware of heightened community concerns around the security of baggage."
My fantasy Qantas quote: "We fired that asshat and we encourage you to sue him."
So remember, when travelling with fursuits, that the TSA can mess with them, as well as baggage handlers. Oh, and airline staff. Possibly others, too. But airlines are really really terrorist-proof-level secure now! Honest!