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Sugarcoated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-09-07 01:49 PM
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22. At my husband's former employer, a steel mill here in PA
they were having trouble with birds in the big open rooms where they make the steel plates (the place was huge), the management told them to put out poison, so they did. Later that week the town found about thirty dead pigeons and the mill had to speak up and let them know why. I suspect the Austin birds were something similar. The ones in Australia, I have no idea if poison could wipe out a whole forest, or a town, of every bird. Tests will tell, I would think.
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  -Australian ecological mystery: "We literally didn't have any birds left to die." BurtWorm  Jan-09-07 12:09 PM   #0 
  - So, the correct answer is "Birds. Yes birds were God's chosen creatures."...  Junkdrawer   Jan-09-07 12:12 PM   #1 
  - Finally  there-s a   Jan-09-07 12:15 PM   #2 
  - I haven't seen anything on the web, and you'd think there'd be something.  Sequoia   Jan-09-07 12:16 PM   #3 
  - I thought Blade Runner was based on it.  BurtWorm   Jan-09-07 12:18 PM   #5 
  - Dang it, you are correct. I was thinking of Blade Runner but  Sequoia   Jan-09-07 12:44 PM   #9 
     - By the way, there are a few other stories about this on the Internet  BurtWorm   Jan-09-07 12:49 PM   #10 
  - They had that bird die off in austin yesterday.  alfredo   Jan-09-07 01:05 PM   #11 
  - Are you thinking of "The Sheep Look Up"?  atommom   Jan-09-07 01:12 PM   #15 
     - Brunner's puppet of a president, affectionately called Prexy, is a dead ringer for our Dubya"  Sequoia   Jan-09-07 01:22 PM   #18 
  - They can blame cats...  devilgrrl   Jan-09-07 12:18 PM   #4 
  - Canary, meet the coal mine. n/t  I_Will   Jan-09-07 12:33 PM   #6 
  - What is poisoining them outright, its poisoining us slowly.  cryingshame   Jan-09-07 12:37 PM   #7 
  - I say its all those toxic fumes being spewed by the tons  judaspriestess   Jan-09-07 12:42 PM   #8 
  - and causing asthma in humans  shanti   Jan-09-07 01:07 PM   #12 
  - perhaps not in west australia, australia, tho  pitohui   Jan-09-07 01:14 PM   #16 
     - its a combination of all  judaspriestess   Jan-09-07 01:46 PM   #21 
  - pesticides  turtlensue   Jan-09-07 01:08 PM   #13 
  - of course it doesn't matter  judaspriestess   Jan-09-07 01:10 PM   #14 
  - kidding I hope?  turtlensue   Jan-09-07 02:05 PM   #24 
  - Better that they suffer malaria and other natural illnesses. n/t  ieoeja   Jan-09-07 01:35 PM   #19 
  - Weren't there a whole bunch of bird who died in Texas too?  originalpckelly   Jan-09-07 01:16 PM   #17 
  - Dear god- this is crazy!  Beaverhausen   Jan-09-07 01:43 PM   #20 
  - At my husband's former employer, a steel mill here in PA  Sugarcoated   Jan-09-07 01:49 PM   #22 
  - revenge of the Cat Gods...  NorthernSpy   Jan-09-07 01:58 PM   #23 
  - Wow  malaise   Jan-09-07 02:16 PM   #25 
  - a point husband made this afternoon. the birds from austin is sent up here  seabeyond   Jan-09-07 02:20 PM   #26 
  - Here's a frightening scenario  theHandpuppet   Jan-09-07 03:03 PM   #27 
  - If not now, then later  Boomer   Jan-09-07 03:40 PM   #28 
  - Could this be related to outgassing of marine gas deposits?  Nothing Without Hope   Jan-09-07 03:46 PM   #29 

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