47 live chickens found in car at border

A photo released by CBP shows the chickens that were found hidden in a car at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Border patrol agents got quite a surprise when they inspected a car at the Gateway to the Americas Bridge in Texas.

They found 47 fighting roosters and hens hidden in a car.

The incident happened on November 12th, when a United States citizen came back into the country and was referred for inspection by Customs and Border Patrol officers.

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The live birds were found concealed underneath the seats, floor mats, inside the glove compartment, and trunk of the vehicle.  They also found some inside a passenger's purse.

"This is a large quantity of live animals, a significant violation of federal agriculture law," Laredo Port Director Alberto Flores said in a statement.

The driver had their car seized and they face a $500 fine.