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SubscriberKewpie
General 02 Dec '12 04:01
  1. SubscriberKewpie
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    02 Dec '12 04:01
    Crows in the Spirituality Forum (yes, really!) made me think of this.

    Yesterday I found a medium-sized black bird sitting on the floor in front of my refrigerator. About two inches or 5cm from the centre of the door at its lowest point. Calm and quiet completely still, although my two cats were a few metres away and extremely interested. After packing the cats off into a closed room, I placed a big colander over the bird which still sat quietly, although it started getting nervous when I slid a piece of cardboard under its feet. Took my assembly outside on to the decking and placed it. Bird still not moving much. Lifted off the colander and bird suddenly went from 0 to 100 mph in 2 seconds ...

    Birds occasionally fly into the house, go into a panic and are extremely difficult to move. This one's behaviour was really so weird.
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    02 Dec '12 08:16
    If I were a bird stuck in a kitchen and surrounded by cats, I'd hold still until a chance came to bolt. Much like the fabled black bird.
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    02 Dec '12 16:52
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Crows in the Spirituality Forum (yes, really!) made me think of this.

    Yesterday I found a medium-sized black bird sitting on the floor in front of my refrigerator. About two inches or 5cm from the centre of the door at its lowest point. Calm and quiet completely still, although my two cats were a few metres away and extremely interested. After packing t ...[text shortened]... go into a panic and are extremely difficult to move. This one's behaviour was really so weird.
    A few years ago, a jay would not move when I was mowing the grass nearby. I trapped him, call the county, and he tested positive for West Nile Virus. Jays and Crows are susceptible.
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    03 Dec '12 01:491 edit
    Originally posted by John Osmar
    A few years ago, a jay would not move when I was mowing the grass nearby. I trapped him, call the county, and he tested positive for West Nile Virus. Jays and Crows are susceptible.
    This is good information to know for a change! 😉
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