Birds stealing women's underwear at popular beaches and use them to lay eggs


Woman relaxing in the woods (illustration) 
By: Feng Qian

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Scotland, was called for help after a group of birds were seen on the beach and flying away with women’s underwear.

The latest incidents of underwear theft occurred in Angus Glens, where birds have a history of stealing unsuspecting swimmers’ underwear.

Gamekeeper Dave Clement was amused to find that a pair of red underpants, pants and socks was stolen from a nearby swimming spot.

The articles of clothing were next to a birds nest. Additional socks and underpants have since been found in the birds nest along with four chicks.

Clement, who is a member of the Angus Glens Moorland Group, said that it appeared that the birds became more discerning this year, choosing high end undergarments.

He found Armani pants, which the birds must have stolen from the swimmers nearby. The birds used the clothes to line the nest and they then lay the eggs on top of them.

Clement noted that the underwear is helping out the birds as there has been a sharp increase in the number of new chicks born this year.