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Ravine
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Post Number: 136
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 69.221.33.76
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You see the title of this post. The point is that this bird has a tiny metal band around one of its legs, with some tiny print embossed on it. I can't read the print, and I'm not in a big hurry to pick the damned thing up for a close inspection, but I'm thinking that this bird was "tagged" by some state wildlife officer, or some such person, and the fact that it wound up dead in my driveway may be of interest to whoever tagged it. You all possess knowledge about a wide spectrum of subjects. Anybody have a suggestion as to who I might call about this, in case it might be of interest to whoever tagged it?
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 895
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 208.39.170.90
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What kind of bird is it? If it's a crow it could be something related to west nile.

All I know is that when you get a west nile bird you call the city in which you reside and they send someone out to scoop it up and test it.
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Dabirch
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Post Number: 1580
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 208.44.117.10
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

All I know is that when you get a west nile bird you call the city in which you reside and they send someone out to scoop it up and test it.




That's funny.

You haven't lived in Detroit long, have you?

I can't even get the city to clean up bum shit. Sure they'll come and get a dead bird off my driveway.
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Merchantgander
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Post Number: 1881
Registered: 01-2005
Posted From: 150.198.150.244
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

KFC or the Lucky Dragon
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 896
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 208.39.170.90
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sorry, I was not aware that Ravine lived in Detroit. Which is why I said "the city in which you reside."

If you live in Detroit, you may want to call Wayne County Health and Human Services and see if they are interested in it.
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Neilr
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Username: Neilr

Post Number: 263
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.242.223.67
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If it was a blackbird, this comes from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension.
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/martin /wildrecipes/wgrblkbrd1.php
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Blessyouboys
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Username: Blessyouboys

Post Number: 452
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 69.209.161.86
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Type of bird?
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Hornwrecker
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Username: Hornwrecker

Post Number: 1237
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.40.89
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Reporting a bird band:

http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0, 1607,7-153-10363_10859-57227-- ,00.html

You need to get the number off of the band, I suggest covering you had with a plastic bag, and inverting it with the d.b. inside.
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Ravine
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Post Number: 137
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 69.221.33.76
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you, all (particularly Hornwrecker.) I'm going to get on the phone right now. Don't know what kind of bird it is. "KFC or the Lucky Dragon," indeed. That is pretty funny.
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Livernoisyard
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Username: Livernoisyard

Post Number: 850
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I called the supposedly correct Detroit "authorities" about three dead crows and I'm still waiting... What's it been now? Maybe four years for the first one.
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Ravine
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Post Number: 138
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Posted From: 69.221.33.76
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I called the Michigan DNR, and they connected me with the Wildlife Division, who had no interest, and told me that I could just dispose of the bird, and that Michigan doesn't band birds. (I was really hoping that they would come and pick the damned thing up... I have a phobia about dead animals... Yeeaauucccckk. I know, I know; I'm a p***y.)
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 852
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Don't you eat dead animals? Or do you prefer your meat very, very fresh?
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Johnnny5
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Username: Johnnny5

Post Number: 275
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 71.227.95.4
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 4:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you don't want to touch it just use a heavy pair of scissors and cut the leg just below the band. The band will fall off and you can then pick it up wash, and send the information to the proper place. Chances are it's marked with contact information. I harvest 2-3 tagged birds while duck hunting each year. The infomation helps determine the ages and migration habits of many different species.
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Susanarosa
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Post Number: 897
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Posted From: 208.39.170.90
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 4:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Or just get a shovel, dig a hole and bury it with the tag still attached. No touching involved and the it's supposed to be more sanitary than throwing it in the garbage.
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 1238
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 63.41.40.89
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 4:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Try this page, an online reporting at the USGS, but you need the #.

http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbl/b blretrv/webrec.cfm
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Alexei289
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Username: Alexei289

Post Number: 1174
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.61.183.223
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 4:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

... I was one of the 29 people in 2004 that contracted the west nile virus... it FUKING SUX!!!!

Imagine being in the hospital for 2 weeks with no insurance... and the docs have NO idea what you have besides a 105 fever, liver damage, and borderline coma... yet every test they do comes back negative. It took them 2 months to figure it out...

its kinda scary when your about to die, but you have big wig doctors with med students studying you to figure out what you got and the best drugs to make you comfortable.... not even to help u get better


BTW, im still paying on that hospital bill... $35,584... its actually the reason why I cant afford college.
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Crew
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Username: Crew

Post Number: 970
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 146.9.52.165
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

or you could just use a shovel or rake or whatever you have handy and flip it over the fence into the neighbor's yard. problem solved.
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Blessyouboys
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Username: Blessyouboys

Post Number: 455
Registered: 07-2005
Posted From: 69.209.161.86
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 4:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That sucks Alexei...a lot

Anyone know if there is any evidence that West Nile's recent prevalence has to do with global warming? It wouldn't surprise me
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 853
Registered: 10-2004
Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 7:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

By "liberal" definition, anything can or is caused by global warming, and just about anything causes global warming. [You don't have to be very intelligent or educated to know that.] Our last two cold winters here were obviously related to global warming.

But hey, it got warm just before the SB. A good byproduct of global warming. OTOH, one large vulcano can easily overtrump years of "abuse" to the ecosystem caused by humans.
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Ravine
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Post Number: 141
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Posted From: 69.221.33.76
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 8:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Screw it. I took Susanarosa's advice and buried the damned thing in my yard. It looked like a Robin. If it turns out that the band has some enormous significance, any interested parties are welcome to pop on over to my place and dig up the corpse. Thanks to all of you who responded to my plea. (Caught ya with that thread-title, didn't I?)
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Dillpicklesoup
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Username: Dillpicklesoup

Post Number: 51
Registered: 05-2006
Posted From: 64.7.188.196
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 9:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a dead swan out on my lake- and I called the dnr and a few other outfits- none of them were interested-
good luck-
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Supersport
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Post Number: 10179
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.246.37.236
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 10:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mental note, stay away from Alexei289, as he gets obscure diseases.
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Gistok
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Post Number: 2297
Registered: 08-2004
Posted From: 4.229.105.199
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 11:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No Supersport.... just make sure you know which glass he's drinking from.....

But seriously, yeah I have a buddy who's 74 year old father had it last year.... 4 months in a hospital (1 month til they found out what he had), and 8 months in a nursing home.... until he finally could come home!

Folks, West Nile is no laughing matter. I have to badger my 83 year old mother to stay indoors around sunset (that's usually when she likes to water her flowers).

AVOID OUTDOORS AROUND SUNSET AND SUNRISE!!!
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Alexei289
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Post Number: 1177
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Posted From: 68.61.183.223
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 2:17 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

west nile is alot like mono (i did my research..:-)) 80% of the population has it or has been exposed to it, the thing is, 98% of the people that have it notice no symptoms, but chances are, you have it flowing in your blood right now. Its similar like mono because most people are only carriers.. The reason that infections went down so dramatically wasnt because there is less west nile, its actually because now that nearly everyone is infected, there is less new people to get exposed.

Same with mono.. 90% of us have the epstein Barr virus in our body... but only 5% of us will end up with mono.

Interesting that the Epstein Barr virus, and the west nile virus both cause fever and attack the liver.
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Tayshaun22
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Username: Tayshaun22

Post Number: 232
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.14.101.116
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 2:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't think you're allowed to complain about the medical bill. That's why you get insurance in the first place.
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Detroit_stylin
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Post Number: 2726
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.202.227.12
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 10:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

For those of us that can afford it...
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Bvos
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Post Number: 1523
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.238.170.40
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 10:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Boneheaded statement of the year award goes to Tayshaun22
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Danny
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Username: Danny

Post Number: 4298
Registered: 02-2004
Posted From: 141.217.174.229
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wonder that DEAD BIRD has the Bird Flu Virus!!!
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Tayshaun22
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Post Number: 237
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 69.14.101.116
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 4:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When you live in an dense urban space and don't need a car, how can you not afford insurance?

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