Bird Racing Smuggling The feds are not down with bird racing. According to the Associated Press, the “unusual event” held at Phil “Scooter” Rizzuto Park in Queens features two birds whistling songs at each other while people keep count and the “first bird to tweet a certain number of songs is considered the winner.” An agent from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service claims it helps fuel illegal finch smuggling from Guyana, although that’s probably not what’s really pissing off officials, it’s this: “Authorities also suspect the men place illegal bets on the birds.” |AP|

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