Texas Man Accused of Smuggling Dead Hummingbirds

HOUSTON, Texas–53-year-old Carlos Delgado Rodriguez of Dallas, Texas is accused of transporting approximately 60 dead hummingbirds from Mexico to the U.S. He apparently smuggled the birds with the intent of selling them.

An indictment obtained by Breitbart Texas states that there are five charges against Rodriguez, including smuggling and the sale of wildlife taken in violation of U.S. law. The document said, “In the Eastern District of Texas and elsewhere, [Rodriguez] did knowingly engage in conduct that involved the sale of wildlife, with a market value in excess of $350.00.”

The Dallas man smuggled several types of rare birds, according to court documents, including the ruby-throated hummingbird, the black-chinned hummingbird, and the violet-crowned hummingbird.

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Source: Breitbart Texas

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