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Re:YOU WON'T BELIEVE,,,[with pictures]

  • To: ".Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
  • Subject: [CHAT] Re:YOU WON'T BELIEVE,,,[with pictures]
  • From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 18:17:19 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <013201c3f990$e226b420$0500a8c0@home>

Judy, those pictures are priceless!

Early in my participation in CHAT I reported my experience with
continual loss of white plastic stakes giving planting dates of seeds,
botanic names, and so on, only to discover a family of Florida Brush
Jays were pilfering them.

I recall an old PBS "Nature" program that featured a bird of the low
desert that decorated his nest with all sorts of glittery stuff--broken
mirror pieces, broken glass, bottle caps, plastic stuff--to attract

Can't help but think there is some sort of mating ritual that is
enhanced by the glitter [or whatever] that nickel-plated coins produces.

But the pictures are really great stuff.

On Sunday, February 22, 2004, at 05:11 PM, Judy L Browning wrote:

> Here it is.
> Bill owns a company that manufactures and installs car wash
> systems.     Bill's company installed a car wash system
> inFrederick,Md.  Now understand that these are complete systems,
> including the money changer and money taking machines.
> The problem started when the new owner complained to Bill that he was
> losing significant amounts of money from his coin machines each week.
> He went as far as to accuse Bill's employees of having a key to the
> boxes and ripping him off. Bill just couldn't believe that his people
> would do that, so they setup a camera to catch the thief in action. 
> Well, they did catch him on film! 
> That's a bird sitting on the change slot of the machine.
> The bird had to go down into the machine, and back up inside to get to
> the money!
> That's three quarters he has in his beak!Another amazing thing isthat
> it was not just one bird -- there were several working together.  Once
> they identified the thieves, they found over $4000 in quarters on the
> roof of the car wash and more under a nearby tree.
> And you thought you heard of everything by now!!!
Island Jim
Southwest Florida
Zone 10

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