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Australia Says Man Smuggled Wild Bird Eggs in Pants

A man was stopped in the Sydney airport for allegedly trying to sneak through Customs with wild-bird eggs in his pants

In Australia, calling your pants a “wildlife sanctuary” is apparently more than a gauche sexual innuendo.

A 39-year-old Czech man was stopped before entering the Sydney airport Tuesday for allegedly carrying 16 wild bird eggs in the crotch of his pants, Australia’s Customs and Border Protection Service said in a statement. Customs arrested the man and charged him with attempting to import regulated live species without a permit.

The man was on a flight from Dubai, Australian authorities said, and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

The eggs are being sent to veterinarians at the Department of Agriculture for identification. The unidentified man could face up to 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $170,000 if found guilty.

Stand advised: when walking through airport security in Sydney, don’t call your pants an “untamed jungle” unless you mean it.

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