Monday, July 14, 2014 4:44 am
Live birds found in Elmo doll at US-Mexico border
The Customs and Border Protection says agriculture specialists found the birds on July 1 after cutting open the doll when an X-ray revealed something unusual about the contents.
The seized birds were placed in quarantine and transferred to a Department of Agriculture holding facility, while the couple was fined $300.
The border agency says birds entering the country are regulated because they can carry viral and bacterial diseases.