What to do with a dead owl?

To: "'Peter Shute'" <>, "'Greg & Val Clancy'" <>, <>
Subject: What to do with a dead owl?
From: "Michelle Plant" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 13:59:33 +1000
Best thing to do with dead birds - make sure you have protection first, face
mask, gloves (with parrots especially - good to change and wash your clothes
after handling) to protect you from zoonotics.  Wet the bird down with warm
soapy water if possible - if not just wet it down.  Wrap in a couple of
layers of damp newspaper.  Then double bag - plastic bag or zip lock.  Place
in esky with ice or cooler brick until at location.  Not good to freeze for
follow up investigations, unless using for display purposes (not too sure
about that one).

Kind regards
Michelle Plant

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Peter Shute
Sent: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 1:20 PM
To: Greg & Val Clancy; 
Subject: What to do with a dead owl?

OK, I'll do that then, if some dog hasn't found it. How do I store it till I
can get it there? Is it ok to put it in a ziplock bag? And where do I take
it in Melbourne? The Victorian Museum? Do I have to ring first? How quick
should I get it there?

Peter Shute

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Greg & Val Clancy  
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 12:43 PM
> To: Peter Shute; 
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] What to do with a dead owl?
> Hi Peter,
> It is a good idea to send any specimens of wild fauna that 
> you find to a museum and let the people there decide if it is 
> of value.  Even common species can be of use as skeletons or 
> for dissection, education etc.  I would suggest that 
> specimens of the Southern Boobook would be very valuable in 
> helping to further clarify the winter movements of the 
> species from Tasmania and other areas.
> Greg Clancy
> Ecologist and Birding Guide
> Coutts Crossing

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU