Police in Australia recently arrested a man who was caught smuggling 70 live birds in his pants. The man was attempting to board a flight to New Zealand when authorities noticed some 'unusual bulges' in his pants. Upon further inspection, they found 14 live finches, 10 live quails and 14 live pigeons in a specially-made compartment in his underwear.
The man had reportedly purchased the birds on the black market and was planning to sell them in New Zealand for a profit. However, his plans were thwarted by the vigilant authorities who quickly arrested him and seized the birds.
While the incident is certainly a serious one, it's hard not to see the humor in the situation. The fact that someone would attempt to smuggle that many birds in their pants is ridiculous and absurd. It's an exaggeration of a bad decision, and therefore, it's inherently funny.
This incident also highlights the importance of enforcing laws against the trafficking of endangered species. The birds in question were reportedly destined for the pet trade, but many birds are also sold for their meat or for use in traditional medicine. It's important for authorities to crack down on this illegal trade to protect both the birds and the ecosystem they inhabit.