Pigeon caught carrying backpack full of drugs

Forgotten Olympic sports
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Live pigeon shooting was once an OIympic sport, albeit only for the 1900 Summer Games in Paris. Competitors had to kill as many live pigeons as possible, with the birds being released one at a time from "traps" in front of the shooters. Participants were eliminated once they missed two birds. Nearly 300 birds were killed during the competition. After the 1900 games, the pigeons were replaced with clay targets.

A homing pigeon was caught by Kuwaiti authorities carrying a tiny backpack containing 178 pills.

According to Los Angeles news station KTTV, police report the pills in question are ecstasy, and the bird is believed to have come from Iraq.

In 2015, a bird was caught in a Costa Rican jail trying to smuggle in cocaine and marijuana.

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