What to do with a dead owl?

To: "'Peter Shute'" <>, "'Michelle Plant'" <>, "'Greg & Val Clancy'" <>, <>
Subject: What to do with a dead owl?
From: "Jeff Davies" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2010 14:59:31 +1000
G'day Peter,

Rory Obrien at Melbourne Museum  will put it in the
freezer when he receives it, so you may as well do the same.
Then keep it frozen when you take it to hand in by putting it in a cooler
with freezer bricks.
Contact Rory first to ask if he wants it.

Cheers Jeff.

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Peter Shute
Sent: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 2:34 PM
To: Michelle Plant; 'Greg & Val Clancy'; 
Subject: What to do with a dead owl?

Michelle, what does the soapy water do?

Peter Shute

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michelle Plant  
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 2:00 PM
> To: Peter Shute; 'Greg & Val Clancy'; 
> Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] What to do with a dead owl?
> 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-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Peter Shute
> Sent: Tuesday, 22 June 2010 1:20 PM
> To: Greg & Val Clancy; 
> Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] 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
> > NSW
> >
> > 
> > 

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