19/08/2010

Wildlife Criminal Caged

A British businessman caught trying to smuggle rare falcon eggs to Dubai was jailed for 30 months and labelled a "wildlife criminal."

I normally feel sorry for smugglers. Anyone who goes to jail for an offence that involves shoving things up your bum will probably find the punishment fits the crime.

Jeffrey Lendrum stole 14 precious peregrine falcon eggs from a nest in Wales and strapped them to his chest.

The problem was they were large eggs. You get sent down for 'class A' possession. (There's an egg pun you don't hear often.)

He looks pretty stupid now but if that flight got into trouble and started to crash, having 14 birds strapped to you could be a stroke of genius.

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