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    Greg and Beth

    the political and personal musings of two
    mountaineers living in west-central Florida
     
    Smelly Birds Comment
    Gregory Morris, 11/20/08 11:11:50 am
    Orlando officials have launched a $10,000 campaign to scare off migrating cormorant birds that are fouling up the downtown area with their smelly and unsightly droppings.


    Too bad cormorants don't taste good.

    The amusing thing about all this is the city paid $14k to clean up after them last year.

    This year they'll spend a portion of that, plus the $10k to scare them away with stupid-looking, loud, obnoxious whiz-bang doo-dads.

    Next year, in addition to the cleaning fees, and the doo-dads, PETA will pitch a fit since the scare tactics might cause the birds psychological trauma, so the city will spend half a million relocating the birds.

    The following year, they'll still have to clean up after the birds, and pay to relocate the birds, but they'll spend another million studying and improving the relocation environment. Animals will be captured, tagged, and tracked. Grants will be written to test new methods of bird behavior modification.

    And in the end, the city will still have to clean up bird shit.

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    Re: Smelly Birds
    Robb Allen, 11/20/08 11:31:39 am
    For each $3 in .177 pellets, I'll take care of ~250 of them.
    Re: Smelly Birds
    name, 11/20/08 7:57:19 pm
    they have been bitching about the bird crap in downtown orlando for as many years as i can remember...

    frankly they should get rid of the homeless first, they cause a bigger mess.
    Re: Smelly Birds
    OrangeNeckInNY, 11/20/08 9:38:08 pm
    Maybe the money would be better spend capturing, tagging and relocating PETA idiots.
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