Thwarted Coo Attempt

November 16, 2009 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

I’m not a fan of pigeons. The last time I was in the city, one took the opportunity to decorate my head.

Normally I’m not against poop, heck I enjoy eating some brands, but pigeon dung really shouldn’t even be classified as such.

Regardless of my feelings for the species, there are limits to what they should have to endure. That limit should stop just short of what happened to the two birds in the following story.

An Australian traveller was caught with two live pigeons stuffed down his trousers following a trip to the Middle East, customs officers said today.

The 23-year-old man was searched after authorities discovered two eggs in a vitamin container in his luggage, said Richard Janeczko, national investigations manager for the Customs Service.

They found the pigeons wrapped in padded envelopes and held to each of the man’s legs with a pair of tights, according to a statement released by the agency. Officials also seized seeds in his money belt and an undeclared eggplant.

Charges of wildlife smuggling – which carry a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of 110,000 Australian dollars (£48,600) – could be brought against the man.

Is that a pigeon in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

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