A Strange Bird

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

I am a creature of habit. Saturdays I tend to visit a small shop that no longer operates but sells thing the family is looking to get rid of.. This past Saturday I saw a man in front of the place with what appeared to be a big bird in his hands. He disappeared but as I entered the shop, there he was with a huge dead owl in his hands......showing it around and having people touch it. I was appalled on so many levels. The bird from what I could see was in tact and for all I know may have even been sick but still alive. Birds carry diseases and here was this odd man proudly showing it off. I left pretty quickly and went home and took a shower and then wiped everything I had touched off with alcohol. What an odd bird, and not the owl.

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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
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I would be washing my hands and more for sure when it some to dead animals.  Even at times wearn plastic gloves.

 

Feb 18, 2019 08:57 AM #19
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It wasn't easy Joe. he was in my shop too but didn't bring the poor owl in. I would have thrown him out of there. TY      Sheila

Feb 18, 2019 09:06 AM #20
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Sheila Anderson
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Exactly Sheila. i am still sick about it.       Sheila

Feb 18, 2019 09:07 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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I agree Will. TY      Sheila

Feb 18, 2019 09:08 AM #22
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I wonder if he was in the market for some taxidermy.  That is too strange.

Feb 18, 2019 09:27 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson
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He said he was Chris Ann but I think he simply wanted attention. TY      Sheila

Feb 18, 2019 09:35 AM #24
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I think I would have taken a few swigs of alcohol to get rid of the thought also Sheila Anderson 

Feb 18, 2019 11:45 AM #25
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I did that too Paul. TY     Sheila

Feb 18, 2019 11:47 AM #26
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I have to ask, although a bit gross, I suppose, but how did you know the owl was dead? Or dying? Maybe it was already stuffed? You know how people stuff animals and mount them on a wall? Maybe it was his pet owl and he had him stuffed? What did he say to people?

Feb 18, 2019 12:08 PM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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It wasn't stuffed Elizabeth. He just found it he said and it was dead.    Sheila

Feb 18, 2019 12:10 PM #28
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Sheila,

We had owls in our LA home trees.  One day our cat found a live baby owl that had fallen...it was so precious, and Misha our tuxedo cat did not attempt to bother him.  We knew we should not touch him.  We sat a few yard swatching the fledgling, and at one point mama and papa came by and lifted him back to the nest... A

Feb 18, 2019 02:49 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Alexandra. That is a good story.      Sheila

Feb 18, 2019 03:51 PM #30
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OH that is STRANGE, Sheila! I would have done exactly what you did - birds carry so many diseases and that owl was dead from SOMETHING! Yikes!

Feb 18, 2019 08:17 PM #31
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Sheila Anderson - That guy was a stranger bird than the bird! I think I would have been tempted to give him the bird. 

Feb 18, 2019 08:53 PM #32
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William Feela
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If it was an owl, he would have needed a permit to have it as the owl is a protected bird

Feb 19, 2019 04:05 AM #33
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Patricia. I had no desire to engage him at all.     Sheila

Feb 19, 2019 05:37 AM #34
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Sheila Anderson
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Didn't know that William. Just a strange thing all around. Ty        Sheila

Feb 19, 2019 05:38 AM #35
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Debe. Makes me ill even today just thinking about it.     Sheila

Feb 19, 2019 05:39 AM #36
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
I suppose that makes you hesitant to ever go back to that shop, knowing the sick bird was there?

Feb 19, 2019 06:30 AM #37
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It does Carol. TY        Sheila

Feb 19, 2019 12:36 PM #38
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