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


I can't take credit, a friend passed it to me. One of those stories that I'd
like to know the origin. As for glittery stuff, seems to work for many
females. The group of nurses I work with delight in displaying "bling bling"
from their guys.
----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: ".Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 3:17 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Re:YOU WON'T BELIEVE,,,[with pictures]


> 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
> females.
>
> 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.
> >
> > "YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS ONE!"
> >
> > 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!
> >
> >
> <image.tiff>
> >
> > That's a bird sitting on the change slot of the machine.
> >
> <image.tiff>
> >
> > The bird had to go down into the machine, and back up inside to get to
> > the money!
> >
> <image.tiff>
> >
> > 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.
> >
> <image.tiff>
> >
> >
> > And you thought you heard of everything by now!!!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
>
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