Thursday, January 24, 2008

Polly Gone (And That Ain't Geometry)

Like All Crime Waves, These Take Place In Cycles

Border guards in Belarus said they had foiled an attempt to smuggle 277 parrots into the ex-Soviet state - aboard a bicycle. Spokesman Alexander Tishchenko said the smuggler abandoned his bicycle and cargo - contained in six cages - and fled back over the border into Ukraine. "The cages were fixed to an ordinary bicycle. The parrots were stuffed inside like sardines, 40 to 50 to a cage," he said. The birds were handed over to veterinary inspectors.

FOOTNOTE: Parrot fashion.

13 comments:

Leendaluu said...

I have to admit, I'm struggling with the pun here. Parrots' (Paris) fashion? Nonetheless the visual of birds on a bicycle is hysterical....

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

Bird on a tire...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

(David...can't believe you didn't have that as YOUR footnote." lol)

Moosekahl said...

That's sad :(

david mcmahon said...

Hi Leendaluu,

I just got back from your blog! Small world, isn't it?

Maybe it was indeed Parrot Hilton!!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Bradley,

Every time I see your Alternative Footnotes I just go ``D'Oh - why didn't I think of that''!

You, sir, are a genius!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Moosekahl,

Thank goodness he was stopped.

Keep smiling

David

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya David..ok it is hard not to laugh..sorry!..poor thangs though~!

captain corky said...

When are people going to stop exploiting Parrots for their own personal gain? Poor birds.

Keshi said...

awwww :)

Howdy Dave?


Keshi.

Eve said...

Man! That must have been hard to manouver, lol.

Sandi McBride said...

Just skipped over the pond to say hi and thanks for visiting...birds on a bicycle? Yes, Bird on a Tire...I quite like that! Hope you'll stop in again soon...baking day was today, but my friends who play a mean game of scrabble ate like pigs...alas, not a slice left! Enjoyed my visit!
Sandi from Holding Patterns

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Perhaps it wasn't so much of a smuggling job as he was hoping his bicycle might fly...

But one has to feel really sorry for those poor birds - people can just be so totally dumb and inhumane. Ah, but let me not get started!
;-)

Tom & Icy said...

He had to get the flock out of there.