Visit the Cellar!

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: bright folks talking about everything. The Cellar is the original coffeeshop with no coffee and no shop. Founded in 1990, The Cellar is one of the oldest communities on the net. Join us at the table if you like!

 
What's IotD?

The interesting, amazing, or mind-boggling images of our days.

IotD Stuff

ARCHIVES - over 13 years of IotD!
About IotD
RSS2
XML

Permalink Latest Image

Nov 23rd, 2017: Thanksgiving

Recent Images

Nov 22nd, 2017 : US Migration by DNA
Nov 21st, 2017 : Oumuamua
November 20th, 2017 : Ottoman Dentistry
Nov 19th, 2017 : Tappan Zee Bridge
Nov 18th, 2017 : Wrinkle in Space-Time
Nov 17th, 2017 : Macrophotography
Nov 16th, 2017 : Animals in War

The CELLAR Tip Mug
Some folks who have noticed IotD

Neatorama
Worth1000
Mental Floss
Boing Boing
Switched
W3streams
GruntDoc's Blog
No Quarters
Making Light
darrenbarefoot.com
GromBlog
b3ta
Church of the Whale Penis
UniqueDaily.com
Sailor Coruscant
Projectionist

Link to us and we will try to find you after many months!

Common image haunts

Astro Pic of the Day
Earth Sci Pic of the Day
We Make Money Not Art
Spluch
ochevidec.net
Strange New Products
Geisha Asobi Blog
Cute animals blog (in Russian)
20minutos.es
Yahoo Most Emailed

Please avoid copyrighted images (or get permission) when posting!

Advertising

Philadelphia Pawn Shop
The best real estate agent in Montgomery County
The best T.38 Fax provider
Epps Beverages and Beer, Limerick, PA
Sal's Pizza, Elkins Park
Burholme Auto Body, Philadelphia
Coles Tobacco, Pottstown
ERM Auto Service, Glenside
Glenside Collision
Moorehead Catering, Trappe
Salon 153, Bala
Dominicks Auto Body, Phoenixville

   CaliforniaMama  Tuesday Sep 27 08:37 AM

September27, 2011 Smuggler Caught with Pants Down

Hummingbird Smuggler Caught with his Pants Down





via BoingBoing who got it from TYWKIWDBI who got it from LiveDoor (Japanese blog)



newtimer  Tuesday Sep 27 09:17 AM

Do you really want angry hummingbirds with long, needle-like beaks right next to your wiener like that?
And why would anybody want to smuggle hummingbirds in the first place? It's easier to just take a hummingbird feeder with you and hang it up when you get there.



ProperCroc  Tuesday Sep 27 09:44 AM

This guy is going to federal pound-me-in-the-a-prison for this one. Poor little fellows ... they supposed to pick flowers, not crotches.



footfootfoot  Tuesday Sep 27 10:01 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
Do you really want angry hummingbirds with long, needle-like beaks right next to your wiener like that?
And why would anybody want to smuggle hummingbirds in the first place? It's easier to just take a hummingbird feeder with you and hang it up when you get there.
Yes.
Who says a bird in the hand is worth at least dozen in the bush? Maybe all he wanted was a hummer.


Sundae  Tuesday Sep 27 10:05 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by newtimer View Post
And why would anybody want to smuggle hummingbirds in the first place? It's easier to just take a hummingbird feeder with you and hang it up when you get there.
Depends where he was travelling to.
I could hang up half a dozen feeder in my garden without any luck!


monster  Tuesday Sep 27 11:21 AM

Quote:
In 2010, French customs officers at the Rochambeau airport in Cayenne, French Guiana after noticing some suspicious bulges, conducted an intimate pat-down of a Dutch tourist and found some tiny parcels in some very personal space.

The guy with his shorts full of hummingbirds was reported to be a repeat offender; he was allegedly intercepted at the same airport with an accomplice and a cargo of 53 hummingbirds two years prior to this photographed encounter. I was unable to find record of the convict’s previous offence, but in the 2010 incident, he was fined €6000. The value of his catch was estimated to be between €10,400 and €13,200...

found at the finchwench:
http://finchwench.wordpress.com/2011.../hummerbummer/



Diaphone Jim  Tuesday Sep 27 01:07 PM

What with the state of airline amenities, I suppose he could have been just carrying some snacks.



Gravdigr  Tuesday Sep 27 01:15 PM

Maybe he just wanted his weiner to look bigger.

That's why I like chicks with small hands.




ZenGum  Tuesday Sep 27 09:26 PM

Man, I have the wierdest hummer right now ...


ETA:

Quote:
he was fined €6000. The value of his catch was estimated to be between €10,400 and €13,200...
Deterence fail.


Gravdigr  Tuesday Sep 27 11:41 PM

Humdinger?



CaliforniaMama  Wednesday Sep 28 09:14 AM

I wonder how they catch them? Hummingbirds are very quick little critters (can you call a bird a critter?).

Sundae, here is a virtual hummingbird feeder for you.



BigV  Wednesday Sep 28 12:31 PM

mist nets.



buttless  Wednesday Sep 28 04:23 PM

I thought this odd when I first read about it because I have never heard of anybody keeping hummingbirds as pets.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Sep 28 05:04 PM

Hummingbirds have big peckers. Comparatively.



CaliforniaMama  Thursday Sep 29 07:40 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Cool! Thanks!!


Your reply here?

The Cellar Image of the Day is just a section of a larger web community: a bunch of interesting folks talking about everything. Add your two cents to IotD by joining the Cellar.