Aviary escapes, Flemington Vic.

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Subject: Aviary escapes, Flemington Vic.
From: "Bill Stent" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2004 13:27:34 +1100
Hi all, Bill here

According to The Age, this morning's large (no, huge!) fire at Lombard's
The Paper People in Flemington resulted in some canaries escaping.
They'll probably be seen for a short time in the area, followed by a
small irruption of hobbies, I'm thinking.

A quote from The Age:

The company's prized mascot, Harry the cockatoo, was saved by

"He was a bit angry, but no, he didn't get a nip in, but he was pretty
keen to," Richmond MFB station officer Mitch Simons told reporters.

"He was quite upset, I can tell you that. He was screaming and carrying

Firefighters also freed an aviary of canaries at the back of the

"There's a lot of happy canaries flying around today," Mr Lombard said.
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