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getting more dangerous in Houston, not sure CHL is enough :)

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Post by Paladin » Wed May 18, 2005 9:51 am

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/18/birds. ... index.html

"Swooping grackles attack Houston residents
'This is a very Hitchcock kind of story'

Wednesday, May 18, 2005 Posted: 9:43 AM EDT (1343 GMT)

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Like a scene from the horror movie "The Birds," large black grackles are swooping down on downtown Houston and attacking people's heads, hair and backs.

Authorities closed off a sidewalk after the aggressive birds, which can have 2-foot wingspans, flew out of magnolia trees Monday in front of the County Administration Building.

"They were just going crazy," said constable Wilbert Jue, who works at the building. "They were attacking everybody that walked by."

The grackles zeroed in on a lawyer who shooed a bird away before he tripped and injured his face, Jue said. The lawyer was treated for several cuts.

It appears that the birds are protecting their offspring. On Monday a young grackle had fallen out of its nest and adult birds attacked people who got too close, Jue said.

Another bird attacked a deputy county clerk.

"I hit him with a bottle," said Sylvia Velasquez. "The other birds came, and one attacked my blouse and on my back."

Two women came to help her after she fell to the ground, and the birds attacked them as well. The group escaped by running into the building.

"This is a very Hitchcock kind of story. Very Tippi Hedren," said downtown worker Laura Aranda Smith, referring to one of the stars of Alfred Hitchcock's move "The Birds." "
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Post by 4t5 » Wed May 18, 2005 10:27 am

Q: See above
A: Shotgun.


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Post by Suckhow » Wed May 18, 2005 10:43 am

This is the precise reason that I ALWAY carry a concealed hammer! :!: :!: :!: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Post by HighVelocity » Wed May 18, 2005 10:57 am

Fill the trees with Counter Assault Bear Repellant. Problem solved.

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Post by stevie_d_64 » Wed May 18, 2005 1:24 pm

HighVelocity wrote:Fill the trees with Counter Assault Bear Repellant. Problem solved.
Somehow I get the feeling thats going to smell bad, don't ya think???
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Post by HighVelocity » Wed May 18, 2005 1:45 pm

stevie_d_64 wrote:
HighVelocity wrote:Fill the trees with Counter Assault Bear Repellant. Problem solved.
Somehow I get the feeling thats going to smell bad, don't ya think???
1 problem at a time please. :lol:


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Post by Suckhow » Wed May 18, 2005 1:51 pm

HighVelocity wrote:
1 problem at a time please. :lol:
I like my hammer solution... much less smell, if not a little messy though :shock:

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Post by stevie_d_64 » Wed May 18, 2005 2:14 pm

HighVelocity wrote:
stevie_d_64 wrote:
HighVelocity wrote:Fill the trees with Counter Assault Bear Repellant. Problem solved.
Somehow I get the feeling thats going to smell bad, don't ya think???
1 problem at a time please. :lol:
yessir!
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Post by Greybeard » Wed May 18, 2005 3:55 pm

Quote: " The grackles zeroed in on a lawyer ... "

' Can't believe no one has jumped on this line yet. :wink:
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Post by Braden » Thu May 19, 2005 4:30 pm

4t5 wrote:Q: See above
A: Shotgun.
EXACTLY what I was thinking. :wink:
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