Remember, how pigeons used to carry letters from one place to another, in the ancient times when technology was not at the peak like today and when we lacked other options. All the urgent message exchange and information sharing were on the small little shoulders of these creatures.
But, um, guess what? Letters are now replaced by drugs and ecstasy pills and oh! A lot of them.
Just recently a pigeon has been caught by the Kuwaitian authorities carrying ecstasy pills and smuggling them from Iraq. The poor bird unaware of what it was doing, flew right above the customs building in Kuwait and got caught.
Still, thinking that I'm kidding? Well, I'm not. Read for yourself and find out more about this bizarre incident.
Yes, the pigeon had a hand stitched backpack attached to its back which contained 178 ecstasy pills that were being smuggled from Iraq to Kuwait.
The Kuwaitian authorities caught this drug smuggler when it flew right over the Kuwait Customs building. Poor bird had no clue, what it was in for.
These birds can carry weight roughly up to ten percent of their body weight and fly for 150 kilometres, at a stretch.
Lately, pigeons are being used a lot to smuggle drugs since they can fly at a high speed and are hard to get caught. Like, really? Who suspects a pigeon to be a drug smuggler?! Not me, at least.
So, next time you see a pigeon, be aware! I've warned you, mate.