« Previous | Main | Next »

March 31, 2021

PSSST…. WANNA BUY A FINCH?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 29 finches hidden in hair rollers in the baggage of a traveler who arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport and was headed to New Jersey, officials said Tuesday.

(Thanks to Art Kraus)

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I thought everything was legal in New Jersey

Finch smuggling can be a lucrative enterprise, with birds netting hundreds of dollars.
Sounds like a flighty premise.

Atticus?

" 29 finches in hair rollers "

From the 29 Days of Christmas.

Red herring. They totally missed the flying squirrels he had in there.

We have a yard full of finches. They don't need to import any.

So THAT'S why they call a head of unruly hair a "bird nest"....

NMUA- You are probably right, but they landed in New York where everything is illegal. Should have flown into Newark airport!

Once the finches start to sing a lot of heads are gonna roll.

Nobody smuggling the blue tits?

...nor the blue-footed boobie?

Not quite enough fragile finches for a real pie. That requires four and twenty blackbirds which are larger,tougher, but don't sing sweetly.

"Sing a song of sixpence a bucket full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie
When the pie was opened the birds began to sing
What a dandy dish fit for a king"

addendum: They had real tough blackbirds in those days, finches were just too feeble.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

-
 
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About The Miami Herald | Advertise