Suspicious Deaths

To: Peter Waanders <>
Subject: Suspicious Deaths
From: Penn Gwynne <>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2003 19:26:26 -0700 (PDT)

G'day Peter,

Do you have a system there in South Australia that allows fine persons, such as the likes of yourself, that become involved in such incidents to have an autopsy/post mortem carried out on the dead bird?

I'm doing my best not to topple or overload a system here in Victoria which is brilliant but sadly under manned and under funded.

Yours Sincerely, John A. Gamblin

P.S. Many thanks for these grey skies and shiney pavements we VICS know you South Aussies sent it to us. Bless ewe soil.

Peter Waanders <> wrote:

Interesting ... a few days ago I found an apostlebird at home trying to hide in low creeping vegetation. I thought it somehow got entangled in it, and freed it, but it appeared to be looking for a spot to peacefully die. Both its legs weren't operating and it was crawling along using its wings, to another hiding spot. Its tail was moving so it wasn't paralysed and it didn't look like both legs were broken or anything. It was screeching a bit and a few other apostlebirds turned up abusing me. So I left it and the next day it was dead, almost completely hidden under the plants.

I wonder what could have caused this??

Peter Waanders
Waikerie, South Australia

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