Common Myna

To: Bill Stent <>, bird <>
Subject: Common Myna
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 21:58:23 +1000
Hello Bill,

    Sorry, I don't know anything about the operation of the traps.  I was
merely quoting our local newspaper.  And the newspaper was mainly seeking to
entertain its readers; it was not primarily an article relating to

I am not a competent net surfer, and haven't tried to access the site.  But
Russell Woodford has, and he did not gain a very favourable impression.  To
him, the website looks a bit dodgy.

     <>   if you want his further advice.

I imagine that the purveyors of the traps consider their responsibility
complete at the stage where a Myna is caught, and it is then up to the
person using the trap as to how they dispose of the bird.

Not having looked at the site, I'm not really in a position to criticise,
but the price of $349, if quoted correctly, seemed excessive to me.  Unless
of course, there is some very fancy mechanism for enticing the Myna into the

I recall seeing (decades ago) a small pamphlet "The ABC of Crow Trapping",
put out by CSIRO Div. Of Wildlife Research.  I reckon their recommended crow
trap could have been built for less than that.  And I doubt if Mynas are
anywhere near as cautious as crows.



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