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Man smuggles 44 lizards in his underpants

Posted on Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 | Comment icon 10 comments | News tip by: behaviour???


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A man from Germany has been jailed after attempting to smuggle a number of reptiles out of New Zealand in his underwear.

The German reptile collector attempted to carry 44 geckos and skinks out of the country by hiding them inside a small pouch he had concealed in his underpants, he was fined $5000 New Zealand dollars and jailed for 14 months.

"A German reptile collector has been jailed for 14 weeks and must pay a 5,000 New Zealand dollar ($3,540) fine for plundering New Zealand's wild gecko and skink populations, a judge ruled Tuesday."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 27 January, 2010, 17:35
I can't begin to imagine how big this special pouch on his underwear is to support 44 lizards. Hahaha. This is the best I can do to keep it civil and on-topic. Although I really didn't think these creatures would be part of a billion dollar black market industry. Who would have thought.
Comment icon #2 Posted by ~Onyx~ on 27 January, 2010, 17:43
What? No trouser-snakes?
Comment icon #3 Posted by Shadowmalerenamon on 27 January, 2010, 17:51
Plundering the geckos o.0? PROTECT THE GEICO ONE!
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dark Morphling on 27 January, 2010, 18:40
This is by far the DUMBEST idea iv'e seen someone attempt...what does he possibly have to gain from smuggling geckos? And if it is for some black market thing then i want to know for how much and how i can get involved cause that has to be on of the easiest ways of making a buck
Comment icon #5 Posted by brlesq1 on 27 January, 2010, 23:03
The lengths some people will go to...
Comment icon #6 Posted by Piney on 28 January, 2010, 2:45
The lengths some people will go to... to see who can act the stupidest?? Lapiche
Comment icon #7 Posted by Flamemagic on 28 January, 2010, 3:10
My hubby got a kick out of it. I don't think I can repeat what he said on this forum though.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Samuronin on 25 February, 2010, 13:04
I wonder how it feels like having an ecosystem in your pants.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Whisk and Plunger on 25 February, 2010, 15:02
8 Weird live things found by customs Made me think of htat.. It's amazing how people will try to get stuff into the country
Comment icon #10 Posted by MirrorImage on 25 February, 2010, 17:08
I wonder how it feels like having an ecosystem in your pants. Just imagine if the little buggers were hungry!


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