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Dead bird

Posted by Bob on October 23, 2002

In Reply to: Dead bird posted by Belinda Judy on October 23, 2002

: Does anyone know what it means when you find a dead bird at your back door? And no, it wasn't the cat.

Around here (Chicago) this year, it means West Nile virus. Almost all the crows and larger birds disappeared by August, and it became eerily silent at dawn. (Lots of horses died, too. Oh, and a couple dozen people.) Be careful handling it.