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    Rare Birds Turn Up At LAX

    NewsStrange but TrueTuesday 30 August 2011
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    This week a routine pat-down at Los Angeles International Airport in the USA turned up two unusual travellers: Bright yellow birds, stuffed in socks and taped to the arm and leg of a traveller bound for China, according to authorities.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife officers arrested the passenger Wednesday night on suspicion of smuggling goods and exporting an endangered species, said Nico Melendez, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.

    The woman's ticketed destination on China Southern Airlines was Baiyun Airport in Guangzhou, China.

    Melendez said the birds appeared to be in good shape after being separated from the passenger. 

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