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#289604 - 4th Feb 2009 6:21pm Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!?
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A man has been caught with two pigeons stuffed in his trousers after he got off a flight from Dubai to Melbourne.

Australian customs officials say the live birds were wrapped in padded envelopes and held to the man's legs by a pair of tights under his trousers.

Officials also found two eggs in a vitamin container in the man's luggage.

Australia has strict quarantine rules on the importation of wildlife, plants and food. The man, 23, could face up to 10 years in jail.

The nation's quarantine regulations are designed to protect health, agriculture and the environment.

As well as 10 years' imprisonment, the maximum sentence for wildlife smuggling includes a fine of A$110,000 (US$70,480; £48,902).

Customs officials say they also seized seeds in the man's money belt and an undeclared aubergine [ raftl ], following the flight on Sunday.

They add that the pigeons were not endangered and that the case, as well as the birds, eggs and seeds, has been turned over to the country's Quarantine Service to assess the health risk.

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#289612 - 4th Feb 2009 6:37pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: MissGuided]
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Are you sure the birds were not trying to smuggle a werewolf in.
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#289623 - 4th Feb 2009 6:54pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: bert1]
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The "undeclared aubergine" got me I'm afraid raftl
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#289625 - 4th Feb 2009 6:58pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: Wench]
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bollocks, he`d get less for smuggling coke! ten years? raftl
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#289629 - 4th Feb 2009 7:04pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: Wench]
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Originally Posted By: PaganJay
The "undeclared aubergine" got me I'm afraid raftl
Me too - that's why I had to bold it raftl
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#289660 - 4th Feb 2009 8:13pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: MissGuided]
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#289662 - 4th Feb 2009 8:23pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: ]
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Sorry jase I didn't bother as that was all the text

Full story here...
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#289663 - 4th Feb 2009 8:23pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: ]
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10 years is about right smile it is very strict..
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#289787 - 5th Feb 2009 12:13am Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: MissGuided]
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Hi MissGuided, Thats an old one. As a former pigeon fancier I know a very close relative of mine who did that several times, He was a top racing man in N.Ireland. His birds were very valuable having won the Kings Cup.
Because of the strict Agricultural Regulations in N.Ireland he used to take a couple of birds to sell at the big Blackpool Show.He used a method very similar to the one you describe.
Another method of sending eggs of valuable birds is to cut a loaf of bread in two,make two indentations ,place two eggs in the indentations .Then send them by parcel post. No problem.
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#289789 - 5th Feb 2009 12:42am Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: Jimmy]
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Of course you could always put them in a pie smile
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#289865 - 5th Feb 2009 3:44pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: MissGuided]
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In a pie ???? Eggs worth £100 each,. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#289869 - 5th Feb 2009 4:13pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: Jimmy]
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Easy tiger lol Men and pigeons *rolls eyes*
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#289922 - 5th Feb 2009 6:58pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: MissGuided]
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Originally Posted By: MissGuided
Originally Posted By: PaganJay
The "undeclared aubergine" got me I'm afraid raftl
Me too - that's why I had to bold it raftl


Was the aubergine also in his trousers? Perhaps he wanted to brag about something

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#289944 - 5th Feb 2009 7:45pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: bert1]
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Are you sure the birds were not trying to smuggle a werewolf in.


My thoughts exactly - they are some hairy legs.

He should have just stuck some velcro hooks on the birds and stuck them to his legs raftl
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#289955 - 5th Feb 2009 8:32pm Re: Trouser Pigeons?!?!?!? [Re: StuyMac]
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