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So very, very strange....
Yahoo | Reuters ^ | 6/7/05

Posted on 06/07/2005 2:00:49 PM PDT by LibWhacker

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian woman was found to be carrying 51 live tropical fish after custom officials were alerted by "flipping" noises coming from beneath her skirt as she arrived at Melbourne airport.

On closer inspection, officers discovered the woman had strapped on an apron of plastic water-filled bags containing the fish, the Australian Customs Service said in a statement on Tuesday.

"During the search, customs officers became suspicious after hearing 'flipping' noises coming from the vicinity of her waist," said the statement.

The 43-year-old woman arrived in Melbourne on a flight from Singapore last Friday. Customs are still trying to determine what type of fish she brought into the country and have not yet charged her with an offence.

She could face charges for breaking quarantine and customs laws for bringing in the fish without giving a declaration.

A search of the woman's home in Melbourne found another five fish.


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: australia; australian; customs; degeneresbait; fish; flipping; hillarybait; noises; odonnellbait; quarantine; renobait; skirt; smellsliketunafish; smuggling; somethingsmellsfishy; tasteslikechicken; tropical

1 posted on 06/07/2005 2:00:50 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Sounds fishy to me.


2 posted on 06/07/2005 2:02:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: LibWhacker

Very fishy...


3 posted on 06/07/2005 2:03:00 PM PDT by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: LibWhacker

They were to be used in a Fish Slapping Dance contest.


4 posted on 06/07/2005 2:03:02 PM PDT by Fog Nozzle
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To: LibWhacker

I've secretly toted around a trouser trout a few times in my day.


5 posted on 06/07/2005 2:03:12 PM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: LibWhacker
Fish
6 posted on 06/07/2005 2:03:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (Fierro-san)
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To: LibWhacker; All

I think she is...gill-ty as charged. That's a wrap.


7 posted on 06/07/2005 2:04:05 PM PDT by blueblazes
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To: LibWhacker

Is that the sloshing of fish in your drawers, or are you just happy to see me?


8 posted on 06/07/2005 2:04:34 PM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: LibWhacker
Them's good eatin'.
9 posted on 06/07/2005 2:04:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws spawned the runaway federal health care monopoly and fund terrorism.)
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To: coloradan

51 fish?

Maybe she should have scaled back?!?


10 posted on 06/07/2005 2:05:19 PM PDT by WI Conservative 4 Bush (Serve others)
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To: LibWhacker

I can only assume it's Bush's fault...


11 posted on 06/07/2005 2:05:28 PM PDT by Irish_Thatcherite (Orwellian Relativism: All philosophies are equal, but some philosophies are more equal than others.)
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To: DocH

Maybe it's just fan mail from a flounder?


12 posted on 06/07/2005 2:05:42 PM PDT by blueblazes
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To: All

Reuters Photo: A woman on a flight from Singapore to Melbourne shows the 51 live tropical fish...
13 posted on 06/07/2005 2:06:20 PM PDT by newgeezer (I'm a native American. Aren't you?)
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To: LibWhacker

Tuna?


14 posted on 06/07/2005 2:06:35 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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To: pissant
Give me a ping Vasillis, one ping only please
15 posted on 06/07/2005 2:06:43 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Think of me what you will, I've found a little void to fill)
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To: blueblazes

not strange in that people try to smuggle exotic animals and fish out of Australia all the time

esp the cockatoos and budgies, you get a lot of money for them on the black market


16 posted on 06/07/2005 2:07:36 PM PDT by littlelilac
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To: LibWhacker

All she needed to complete her outfit was a pair of those old 70's disco platform shoes with fish in the clear, aquarium-like heels.


17 posted on 06/07/2005 2:09:38 PM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: windcliff

ping


18 posted on 06/07/2005 2:10:50 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: reagan_fanatic

Remember, they heard the fish, they didn't smell them...or if they did smell them, that alone didn't raise their suspicions...I've said too much already...


19 posted on 06/07/2005 2:12:24 PM PDT by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: martin_fierro
In my defense,

Strange

But, arghhhhh anyway! :-)

20 posted on 06/07/2005 2:15:43 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

After a long, hot, arduous trip, the FISH were probably commenting to each other on their human host, "Gulp gulp gulp glug glug glug glug glug" (translated, "She smells like spoiled shrimp on the BARBEE").


21 posted on 06/07/2005 2:17:42 PM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Tuna?

No, pink snapper.

22 posted on 06/07/2005 2:20:23 PM PDT by doodad
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To: littlelilac
not strange in that people try to smuggle exotic animals and fish out of Australia all the time esp the cockatoos and budgies, you get a lot of money for them on the black market

You remind me of the book collaboration between Barney Frank (D-MA) and Monica Lewinsky. Both being bird lovers, they once wrote a book titled, "I Never Touched A Parakeet, But I kissed a Cockatoo".

23 posted on 06/07/2005 2:21:43 PM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: LibWhacker

Tina Tuna?


24 posted on 06/07/2005 2:21:45 PM PDT by JesseJane (43 - First 'illegal alien' Presidente')
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To: Lekker 1
I've secretly toted around a trouser trout a few times in my day

Was it one eyed?

I'm having way too much fun with this.

25 posted on 06/07/2005 2:24:08 PM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: JesseJane

Tuna Turner?

26 posted on 06/07/2005 2:27:36 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: LibWhacker
Were here clothes from Abercrombie and Fish?
27 posted on 06/07/2005 2:28:28 PM PDT by sourcery ("Compelling State Interest" is the refuge of judicial activist traitors against the Constitution)
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To: LibWhacker
After that Aussie dingbat got life in Singapore for carrying marijuana to Indonesia (talk about 'carrying coals to Newcastle', by the way), and hundreds more were slain in Bali by Al-Queda where the culprit got a few months in jail and a suspended sentence, why on Earth would any Australian with an ounce of brains be travelling to and from Indonesia in the first place -- much less smuggling goods one way or another?

If I were Australian, I wouldn't even brake for Indonesians.

28 posted on 06/07/2005 2:31:36 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: DocH

good one Doc!


29 posted on 06/07/2005 2:38:17 PM PDT by littlelilac
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To: LibWhacker

I suppose she was wearing "Abercrombie and Fish"?


30 posted on 06/07/2005 3:00:01 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: dc-zoo; sourcery
Now if she had been wearing this Abercrombie & Fish classic, she could've told them the sound effects came with the jacket.


31 posted on 06/07/2005 3:26:31 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Now that's funny.. LOL


32 posted on 06/07/2005 3:43:44 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: The SISU kid

Who is vasallis?


33 posted on 06/07/2005 4:27:03 PM PDT by pissant (will a Sleep Number bed prevent morning stiffness?)
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To: LibWhacker

Sushi?


34 posted on 06/07/2005 4:30:31 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: DoctorMichael

35 posted on 06/07/2005 4:33:04 PM PDT by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: pissant

Clue....The Hunt for Red October....


36 posted on 06/07/2005 4:33:18 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Think of me what you will, I've found a little void to fill)
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To: The SISU kid

Got it! Doh!


37 posted on 06/07/2005 4:35:42 PM PDT by pissant (will a Sleep Number bed prevent morning stiffness?)
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To: LibWhacker
Glad you liked it LibWhacker.

It actually started out as a Rock Hudson joke, but I've modified it over the years to suit the occasion. It's destined to be a classic.

38 posted on 06/07/2005 8:19:02 PM PDT by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: DocH

Lol, I DID like it, thanks! :-)


39 posted on 06/07/2005 8:45:51 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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