As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday 22 October 2012

Hundreds of birds in hoarder’s home

Police found hundreds of birds in an Aurora home — an animal hoarding case that investigators struggled to even describe.
“It’s really difficult to articulate in words,” what was seen inside the home, Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said. “It’s a pretty extreme case.”
City crews were unable to determine how many birds were alive — or dead — inside the home in the 200 block of Shadybrook Lane Friday because the scene was not deemed safe for investigators to enter. He estimated the number of birds — finches, canaries, parakeets, conures, cockatiels and others — was in the hundreds.
Crews are waiting on air quality tests before they enter the home.


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