The Birdman of Berlin

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« on: 18/12/2008 08:10:34 »
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Berlin city officials, summoned by complaints over the noise, found a 60-year-old man sharing his two-room flat with 1,700 budgerigars. Skip related content
Related photos / videos Enlarge photo The budgies were living on perches installed along the walls, while the floors were saturated with droppings, veterinary services said here Wednesday.

The pensioner told officials he had adopted two birds because he felt lonely and that nature had done the rest.

About 1,000 of the birds were evacuated on Tuesday, 300 on Wednesday, while the remainder were to be taken from the flat to a rescue shelter over the next few days, officials said.

The tenant was also having to move as the flat was deemed no longer fit for human habitation.
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I suppose they were going cheap!
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« Reply #1 on: 18/12/2008 08:14:27 »
Maybe he wanted finger-food sized turkeys for xmas - budgies are about the right size for a quick nibble.

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« Reply #2 on: 18/12/2008 12:50:45 »
Nice budgie wallpaper, hang on a mo it's moving.

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« Reply #3 on: 18/12/2008 23:56:47 »
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About 1,000 of the birds were evacuated on Tuesday

Was that really necessary - they seemed to have managed on their own, so far...

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while the floors were saturated with droppings
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!