Thursday, December 11, 2008

Firemen Attempt to Rescue Plastic Owl

After being alerted that an owl perched on a telephone pole had not moved in days, fire crews and RSPCA workers arrived on the scene. They shouted at the bird for nearly a 1/2-hour without response and finally climbed the pole. To discover the owl was actually a plastic replica placed there by the telephone company!

The plastic owl is used to deter woodpeckers and other birds from perching on the poles. Obviously, better communications between departments is needed, but since this story is getting major online media attention, I have a feeling the mistake will not be repeated too often.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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