Cockatoo with a death wish

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Subject: Cockatoo with a death wish
From: "Rob & Lou Drummond" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 10:28:28 +1000
G'day all,

My early Saturday ritual usually involves a walk down to the local milkbar to 
buy the Saturday Age.  Three Saturdays ago I could hear an amplified phone 
ringing incessantly; the sort of thing you would expect in a noisy 
industrial-type workplace where they have a speaker hooked into the yard.  I 
hadn't heard it before and wondered why no-one was answering.  It rang for the 
5-10 minutes it took me to get to the milkbar and it was only when I got there 
that I realised that it was in fact a pet cockatoo in someone's backyard. Its 
owner obviously never answers the phone and the bird has learned to imitate the 
ring.  The waaah-waaah......waaah-waaah ........ followed me all the way home 
as well.
This has been repeated the last two Saturday mornings and I'm surprised the 
next door neighbours haven't wrung its neck!

Rob Drummond
Hamilton, Victoria

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