Costa Rican locals in Guanacaste alerted police that a trafficker was selling parakeets out of a tightly closed plastic bag on Saturday.
“Police arrested the man and saved the chatty green birds before any suffocated,” reported The Tico Times March 16.
When the tropical birds were safe in police custody — on an officer’s desk — this photo was taken. Wildlife officials currently are caring for the birds and plan to release them back into the wild.
(Source: The Tico Times)