Dead Bird Smuggler Nabbed

src="http://www.gadling.com/media/2006/04/suitcase.jpg" />First we had href="http://www.gadling.com/2006/02/11/next-times-declare-the-human-head/">the head smuggler, which was bad
enough, but now we’ve got folks trying to
smuggle dead birds
into the country. Where will the madness end? Yes, it was at the Miami International Airport
(always Miami!) where customs officials caught a man with a dead bird stuffed in his luggage. Why carry a dead bird
into the country? Can’t one easily find plenty of dead birds already here? Well, such probing questions go unanswered
for the moment, though the man did say he was going to use it for a religious ceremony. Ah, the old religious ceremony
excuse. Seems that one never gets old. So what are our dutiful customs officials to do? Well, after confiscating the
dead bird, the man (from Nigeria apparently) was released. And probably went straight out to find himself another dead
bird.