Common Mynas

To: <>, "michael norris" <>
Subject: Common Mynas
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 14:59:22 +1100
I meant smarter than back when sparrows, etc, were originally released.
By 1968 I would have thought that the authorities at least would not
allow this kind of thing if they knew about it.

If it's a myth then it's certainly widespread on the internet.  Some
sites say a dozen were released, some say 100, others say 110.
Interesting variations.  It surprises me that an exact number like 110
is mentioned, as it implies that a lot of detail is known about the

100 is a lot of birds to catch and transport.  He must have been very
keen.  Pity he didn't think to keep just one or two in a cage.

It makes you wonder just how much stuff is being released without anyone

Peter Shute

 wrote on Thursday, 17 January 2008 2:37 PM:

> smarter in 1968??? we are still making the same mistakes in
> 2008!!!!!!!!!
> Regards, Simon Muirhead
> Quoting michael norris <>:
>> Hi Peter
>> It may be urban myth but the story goes that someone dying of cancer
>> said he would love to hear that sound he loved so much in Sydney....
>> Michael

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