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.