Why I hate cats. The death of a Buff-banded Rail

To: bob gosford <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Why I hate cats. The death of a Buff-banded Rail
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2011 14:34:30 +0930
My sympathies.  We had a one-winged brown falcon, Paul, living in our yard
for some years.  Casual and patient he was the neighbourhood kids'
introduction to wildlife.  One day he escaped from the yard only to return
cradled in the arms of a five year-old.  Even our non-birding friends lost
their hearts to Paul.

Paul had an ongoing battle with our Labrador/Staffie cross, both stealing
food from each other.  It was the stuff of Funniest Home Videos.

 He lived through the amputation of a wing and pneumonia.  But he couldn't
defeat the cats.  One day I found him dying.  A neighbour's two pampered
Burmese that I thought were relatively harmless because they were so
spoiled, sleek and fat, killed him.

on 20/11/11 1:52 PM, bob gosford at  wrote:

> See more here:
> il-and-why-i-hate-cats/


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