Man smuggles pigeons

Favourite Metro story of the day:

“An Australian traveller was caught with two live pigeons stuffed down his trousers..

They found the pigeons wrapped in padded envelopes and held to each of the man’s legs with a pair of tights, according to a statement released by the agency. Officials also seized seeds in his money belt and an undeclared eggplant”

Undeclared eggplant? Excellent.

My question is why? Creative though.