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Old 01-14-2021, 07:57 AM
 
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Associated Press Australia to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from Oregon
ROD McGUIRK
Thu, January 14, 2021, 12:09 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000-kilometer (8,000-mile) Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it.
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I know that urban pigeons aren't the most popular of birds (although this was a domesticated racing pigeon), and I realize that non-native, invasive species pose a real problem for various eco-systems. Nevertheless, I just can't help but feel sorry for this bird that crossed the ocean and survived the journey. I'm glad that the man who discovered the exhausted bird isn't cooperating with the authorities and has tried to contact the bird's owner in Alabama. I really wish that the bird can be saved somehow.
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