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Man caught at Texas-Mexico border smuggling birds in pants
The "Award Winning" Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | March 30, 2012 at 7:15 a.m.

Posted on 03/30/2012 10:19:32 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative

DEL RIO — A Texas man caught trying to smuggle baby parrots back from Mexico by putting the birds in his pants has been fined more than $2,600.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that agents in Del Rio also confiscated 56 blades that are used for cockfighting. Authorities said the 33-year-old man is from the West Texas town of Comanche but did not release his name.

Birds cannot be brought across the border due to concerns of spreading disease.

The small, green parrots were found Sunday in the man's pockets and in his backpack.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: boosting; napl; stuffinpants; thingsinpants

1 posted on 03/30/2012 10:19:37 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Sandy Berger?


2 posted on 03/30/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Paleo Conservative
Is that a woodpecker in your pants, or are you just happy to see me?
3 posted on 03/30/2012 10:22:14 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: SwinneySwitch; Clemenza
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Thursday that agents in Del Rio also confiscated 56 blades that are used for cockfighting.

I thought of something to say, but I don't want to get banned from Free Republic.

4 posted on 03/30/2012 10:22:33 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

Must have thought he needed more than one “pecker”....


5 posted on 03/30/2012 10:24:04 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Paleo Conservative

This sounds like cruelty to animals.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 10:25:09 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Is there still a Mangled Genitals ping list?
7 posted on 03/30/2012 10:28:51 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Cockatiels?


8 posted on 03/30/2012 10:30:03 AM PDT by moovova (Comments at FreeRepublic are WAY MORE interesting than the articles.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

so many ways to go with this.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 10:32:06 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

so many ways to go with this.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 10:32:06 AM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: Paleo Conservative

All your baby parrots are belong to us.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 10:34:49 AM PDT by twister881
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To: moovova

Nutcrackers?


12 posted on 03/30/2012 10:38:20 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Tex-Con-Man

IATHTSMJ:

In After The Happy To See Me Joke.

“Before” would take some fast typing!


13 posted on 03/30/2012 10:40:49 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Male of the species: Balled Eagle.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 10:42:45 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
"Birds cannot be brought across the border due to concerns of spreading disease."

Are we shooting them down if they fly across?

15 posted on 03/30/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mikey_hates_everything

But it’s ok for the people crossing to spread disease.


16 posted on 03/30/2012 10:51:09 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Paleo Conservative

Adds a whole new meaning to “tweeting”.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 10:55:18 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Puffins?
Flycatchers?
Hummingbirds?
Harriers?


18 posted on 03/30/2012 10:59:14 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: moovova

Did they also check for cockroaches?


19 posted on 03/30/2012 11:02:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Jaded

“smuggling birds in pants”

I want to know just how the smuggler persuaded those birds to wear pants. With a belt or braces? Who’s their tailor?

;^)


20 posted on 03/30/2012 11:08:44 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: goseminoles
What you got in there, huh?

21 posted on 03/30/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Well, I guess it’s better than an alligator.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 11:23:06 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Paleo Conservative
Birds cannot be brought across the border due to concerns of spreading disease.

That border fence must be high enough to prevent birds from flying over it, right?

23 posted on 03/30/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

It would be OK if he brought them across in a condom.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 11:50:34 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: Paleo Conservative; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
He's lucky the birds didn't go after his worm.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 12:02:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Allegra; Conservative4Life; CSM; dayglored; Dutchgirl; Eaker; ezoeni; GQuagmire; IYAS9YAS; ...
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MANGLED
GENITALS
PING

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26 posted on 03/30/2012 6:16:04 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

When you see what some birds can do to a Brazil nut, I wouldn’t want them anywhere near mine.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 6:21:34 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Paleo Conservative
Birds cannot be brought across the border due to concerns of spreading disease.

But illegal aliens can enter the country with open arms and no medical screening...

28 posted on 03/31/2012 11:32:52 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Paleo Conservative
..and not Gila monsters, just parrot chicks...
be a man, get some Gila Monsters

29 posted on 03/31/2012 11:43:58 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Hope they’re not sapsuckers.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 10:02:07 PM PDT by Krankor
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