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July 10, 2002 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Strictly for the birds. What is the world coming to? Thievery is spreading across species?
posted by semmi (11 comments total)

 
Hmm, may be they should hire this guy. Starlings are cavity nesters, so I am not suprised that they would investigate a hole in the wall. May be they were trying to clear out the coins to make room to lay eggs.
posted by piskycritter at 8:54 AM on July 10, 2002


My cunning plan is FINALLY coming together...
posted by byort at 9:00 AM on July 10, 2002


ooooo! Pretty, shiny things!
posted by jazon at 9:03 AM on July 10, 2002


This sort of thing began during the Clinon years when he demonstrated that cheating, lying, and fooling around was OK and made him a popular president. Others since, Enron, et al, are merely doing what he did.
posted by Postroad at 10:21 AM on July 10, 2002


(shakes head at Postroad's inability to let go)

So, over 4 grand. That'd be 16,000 quarters. Let's say this has been going on for 5 years. That's about 8 or 9 quarters a day, every day. I guess it's feasible.
posted by jragon at 10:39 AM on July 10, 2002


So, over 4 grand. That'd be 16,000 quarters. Let's say this has been going on for 5 years. That's about 8 or 9 quarters a day, every day. I guess it's feasible.

Sounds like my video game arcade spending rate during elementary school.
posted by ljromanoff at 11:03 AM on July 10, 2002


So, how hard is it to domesticate starlings?
posted by hob at 11:51 AM on July 10, 2002


postroad, have you ever notice who bird watches, the most?
I use to let the people of this world and their shenanigans bother me. Now I do like older folk and watch.
We've all heard the old saying, "birds of a feather flock together".
Well using that in my life I also have re-evaluated who I hang with, and I no longer get my panties in a twist.
I just gaze and bird watch. My favorite have been the red headed woodpeckers of late, they seem to keep on pecking, regardless of the fowl around. (greenbelt out my backdoor)
posted by thomcatspike at 12:36 PM on July 10, 2002


Crows could pull off this job no problem, if they could only fit through the hole.
posted by gimonca at 1:03 PM on July 10, 2002


gimonca your right and along that line check out the evolution of how Raven's hunt and the tools they have developed to use and are now using. All Raven's are Crows.
It scared the sh.. out of me.
posted by thomcatspike at 5:04 PM on July 10, 2002


Family (?) Corvidae includes crows, ravens, jays, and I think maybe magpies, plus some others. Blue jays got brains, too, if you take the time to watch them.
posted by gimonca at 7:35 PM on July 10, 2002


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