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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Something is Fishy.....

Just when you heard it all. A woman in Australia was arrested for trying to smuggle tropical fish into the country from Singapore.

SYDNEY, Australia (June 6) - There must have been something fishy about the way she walked. Customs officials said Monday they stopped a woman as she arrived Friday in the southern city of Melbourne on a flight from Singapore and found 51 live tropical fish allegedly hidden in a specially designed apron under her skirt.

''During the search customs officers became suspicious after hearing 'flipping' noises coming from the vicinity of her waist,'' the Australian Customs Service said in a press release. ''An examination revealed 15 plastic water-filled bags holding fish allegedly concealed inside a purpose-built apron.''

The species of fish was not immediately known, but customs officials warned they could carry diseases that could decimate Australian fish if they escaped into local rivers.

Customs officers will charge the woman once they establish what species the fish are. If convicted of smuggling wildlife, she faces a fine of up to $83,617 and could also get a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

Just another example of the adage my father had about it taking many sorts of people to make up the world. If you live long enough you'll meet every one of them.

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