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Killer Good Luck: Man Smuggles Hummingbirds For Good Luck

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DALLAS -- A horseshoe. A rabbit's foot. How about a four leaf clover?! When you're feeling unlucky,  what does the trick for you?

Well, one Dallas man was just indicted by a federal grand jury for capturing his own lucky charm.

Carlos Delgado Rodriguez allegedly imported 61 dead hummingbirds from Mexico into the U.S.

So, why is everyone buzzing about these tiny birds?

Get this: Apparently, some folks think hummingbirds will bring you good luck in love!

While that tidbit is news to us, it's also illegal to smuggle them, based on International Trade Laws and the Endangered Species Act.

Rodriguez faces five counts of illegal smuggling and up to 20 years in federal prison. Maybe someone should have told him luck and karma aren't the same thing.

Just a thought: Why not try attracting hummingbirds with the one you love? Now that could set your heart aflutter.

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