Re: bored of dongers/dongas

Subject: Re: bored of dongers/dongas
From: Shane Raidal <>
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 12:13:21 +0800
At 01:51 PM 4/1/98 +1100, you wrote:
>People's stories about dead galahs are most poignant. I've killed a
>Mulga Parrot and Cockatiel accidently when driving in the middle of NSW.
>With the latter, the mate sat in the tree above it's dead partner,
>calling incessantly. There's something deeply concerning, something at
>the core of humanity, about this scenario. I curse myself and modern
>technology a lot after such a killing. I feel that I am intruding in
>nature's domain and I have no right to be there. If there weren't roads
>and cars, then there wouldn't have been the animal death. Anyway, like
>everyone else, I have to get from A to B, and can't feel guilty about
>this forever. 

Alas it is not all hard luck.  I am sure birds learn to avoid flying low
over roads.  I have seen magpie larks suddenly fly upwards and "over" as
they approached a road.  I assumed that it had learnt to associate bitumen
with danger. Has anyone else seen this?

Shane Raidal  BVSc PhD MACVSc 
Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Murdoch University               phone:  +61  8  9360 2418
Perth,WA, 6150                           fax:  +61  8  9310 4144  

On average all people have TWO legs.  You must round up to the nearest
decimal place!  

Simple 6th year maths.

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