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Are Those Song Birds in Your Pants ... ???

5/6/2009 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

In this case ... a bird on the leg might be worth 10 in the clink.

crazy socks

You're looking at an official photo of some dumbass named Sony Dong who tried to smuggle 14 songbirds into LAX on a commercial flight from Vietnam. Feds moved in on the guy when they noticed bird feathers and droppings on his socks. When they rolled up his pant legs, feds could barely believe what they saw...

But here's where it gets really sad -- feds had been tracking the guy since December, when they found an abandoned suitcase at LAX, checked by Dong, which contained 18 birds ... five of which were dead.

Launch photosWhen they saw that Dong was scheduled to travel to Vietnam in April, they waited for him when he got off the plane -- and swooped in for the bust.

Dong has been charged with three counts of illegally importing wildlife, three counts of importing goods by means of false statement and conspiracy. If convicted, Dong could do up to ten years in a cage of his own.

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toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!!

1960 days ago
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WTF    

Why do people honestly sit here and do nothing but wait for a story just to say FIRST????? you gives a flying F@$% that you got no life lmao

1960 days ago
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hmmm..    

Oh my gosh, how evil! Greedy bastard loser should be wrapped in a little net and locked in a suitcase, then put it in the sun.

1960 days ago
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Liz    

He should have worn white shoes and sox

1960 days ago
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RaheemXavierTequilaWannaWannaWillie    

The donger need food!

1960 days ago
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Tink44    

Hahahaa! I totally agree with number 5! Thats so damn funny!

1960 days ago
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Terri    

For hell sake, I could no more tell those were birds on him, than the man in the moon, with the exception of the feathers. Ugh, the pink stuff looked like painted faces to me and not of the bird variety. And I swear I looked at that pictured pretty damn closely. Well anyway, go ahead, cage his ass, bird pirating, 10 years, and just feed him crackers and water for his crime, save us tax payers a whole lotta money!!!!

1960 days ago
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PIGTAILS    

DUMB ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1960 days ago
9.

LIFE IS LIFE    

Songbird (disambiguation).
Passeri


Male Superb Lyrebird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Passeriformes

Suborder: Passeri


Families
Many, see text

A songbird or oscine is a bird belonging to the suborder Passeri of Passeriformes (ca. 4000 species), in which the vocal organ is developed in such a way as to produce various sound notes, commonly known as bird song. There is evidence to suggest that songbirds evolved about 50 million years ago in the western part of Gondwana that later became Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and Antarctica, before spreading around the world.[1]

This 'bird song' is essentially territorial in that it communicates the identity and whereabouts of an individual to other birds and also signals sexual intentions. It is not to be confused with bird calls, which are used for alarms and contact, and are especially important in birds that feed or migrate in flocks.

Other birds have songs to attract mates or hold territory, but these are usually simple and repetitive, lacking the variety of many passerine songs. The monotonous repetition of the Common Cuckoo or Little Crake can be contrasted with the variety of a Nightingale or Marsh Warbler.

Although many songbirds have songs which are pleasant to the human ear, this is not invariably the case. Many members of the crow family make croaks or screeches which sound harsh to humans.

1960 days ago
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MichLuv    

HELLO??? no animal cruelty charges??? WTF!!!

1960 days ago
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agree    

I keep confusing this website as a celebrity website.

1960 days ago
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JustInTime    

Psycho! We should tape him to some big hairy dude's leg for a 12 hour flight and see how he likes it. He has a great name, though.

1960 days ago
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Tink44    

He and people like him, is why America is having so many problems. Ship his ass back! We dont need him here.

1960 days ago
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kitty    

what a meanie! i hope the same thing happens to him. those poor birds. i hope someone nice takes care of them!

1959 days ago
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Autumn    

How horrible i have to agree with begonia definately should tape him to some big hairy criminal's leg but make sure they have access to his bum.

1959 days ago
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