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    He Used His Climbing Skills to Steal Live $10K Eggs

    Flying through the air on ropes from cliffs, rappelling from helicopters and climbing trees with grappling hooks, Rhodesian-born Jeffrey Lendrum loved collecting eggs. Specifically, the eggs of nesting raptors that Persian Gulf falconers were willing to pay a sheikh’s ransom for. After being nabbed at Birmingham Airport with Welsh peregrine falcon eggs taped to his chest, Lendrum managed to escape justice — until June, when authorities arrested him again at London’s Heathrow with vulture, eagle, hawk and kite eggs worth $130,000. Lendrum will soon begin nesting in a U.K. prison.

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