[Tweeters] Rat Poison Is Killing San Francisco's Parrots Of Telegraph Hill

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 04:23:17 PDT 2019


Hello everyone,

here's a troubling situation where birds and public health intersect: a
common rat poison has sickened or killed more than 150 feral parrots from
the famous flock that resides in the Telegraph Hill area in north San
Francisco. there is no test to detect this rat poison and no one knows
where the parrots are getting it. further, no one knows whether other
animals (or people!) are also accessing this deadly poison. this piece
tells the decade-long story of how a dedicated team of scientists,
veterinarians and citizen scientists figured this out


Rat Poison Is Killing San Francisco's Parrots Of Telegraph Hill
http://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2019/03/27/rat-poison-is-killing-san-franciscos-parrots-of-telegraph-hill/
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y274amoc

please do share this story widely with your friends and bird colleagues.

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