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Subject: feathers
From: Lainie Berry <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:39:34 +1000
Hi everyone,
Still on the subject of feather collecting, my friend had an experience
which suggests that police sometimes do pursue the issue. She was
driving home one night somewhere in East Gippsland, Victoria, when she
was pulled over by the police. They saw some pacific gull feathers she'd
found on the beach, and they got very suspicious, asking her what type
of bird they were, where she'd found them and whether the species was
protected. Strictly speaking of course they are protected, but wisely
she said 'no, they're just seagulls'. After a while they finally let her

And how's this for hypocrisy - it's illegal to collect feathers, but not
illegal to collect bird nests, as long as there's no feathers (or eggs
or chicks of course) in them!

On another note, someone sent me the following link about mass gulls
kills in Vancouver after they ate too much chocolate. So 'death by
chocolate' isn't just a saying...

Cheers, Lainie
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