I saw this headline in my Google Desktop ticker:
Man sentenced to 1 year in jail for trying to smuggle rare animals from Madagascar in clothing
and I got all excited and hurriedly clicked through, hoping for hilarious pictures of monkeys in trousers. Did he fashion the clothing ahead of time or cobble it together after he had ammassed his rare animals?
What other rare animals in clothing would there be? (Did you know that nearly 75% of animals native to Madagascar are found nowhere else on the planet?)
Would he try to pass off a wild cat as a pampered housecat, by dressing it in a tutu and wig? Wild birds in bonnets? Was he pretending to be heading a traveling circus? In that case, would there be lemurs in leotards?
“Jo van Niekerk, a 29-year-old zoology student, was arrested in November after the chameleons, snakes, lizards and frogs were found in his baggage and clothing at the airport.”
Oh. They were in his clothes. I guess that makes more sense.
Now I am thinking about lizards in overcoats and frogs wearing spectacles.
No, wait. They were in his clothes? Chameleons, snakes (plural!), lizards and frogs were in his clothes?
I know, I know, I have mental problems but I need more information.
I can only hope that somewhere, there are pictures.