Underwear Stolen From One Seashore In Scotland Kites, local birds of prey, are stealing swimmers' underwear, weaving them into nests. A member of a wildlife group says the birds have a discerning eye, preferring name-brand garments like Armani.
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Underwear Stolen From One Seashore In Scotland

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Underwear Stolen From One Seashore In Scotland

Underwear Stolen From One Seashore In Scotland

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Kites, local birds of prey, are stealing swimmers' underwear, weaving them into nests. A member of a wildlife group says the birds have a discerning eye, preferring name-brand garments like Armani.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. It's always a pain when things get stolen on a visit to the beach - wallet, smartphones, car keys. But at one seashore in Scotland, a group of thieves are focused on snatching some very unusual booty. Kites, local birds of prey, have been stealing swimmers' underwear, weaving them into their nests. Dave Clement, a member of a nearby wildlife group, says the birds have a discerning eye, preferring name brand garments like Armani. It's MORNING EDITION.

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