"Fading Rose Bird" detained by airport security

Oh no! Fading Rose Bird was stopped by the airport authorities in DC while on its way to Massachusetts. No, it wasn't the fact that the beak is really a pair of metal snips. My sources tell me that there was suspicion about the bird's body. What exactly was that tough, stone like substance? Relief came ten minutes later when officials realized it was only plaster! On to its final destination went this Christmas gift, happy to land in the un-suspicious hands of its delighted new owner!