A drug-smuggling pigeon has been captured outside a Colombian prison - after it found its load of marijuana too heavy.
The pigeon was attempting to fly into a prison in Bucaramanga, in the country's north-east, with 1.6 ounces of the drug attached to its body.
However, the flight plan was thwarted because of the illegal excess luggage - and two policemen were able to catch the bird as it flapped helplessly near a house.
"This is a new case of criminal ingenuity," General Jose Angel Mendoza, Commander of Bucaramanga Metropolitan Police, said.
"They were trying to smuggle drugs into Bucaramanga prison by using messenger pigeons," he said.