October 22, 2005

IT ONLY LOOKS DEAD:

Bird flu kills parrot held in UK quarantine (CRAIG BROWN, 10/22/05, The Scotsman)

A PARROT in Britain has died of a "highly pathogenic" strain of bird flu while in quarantine, the government has confirmed.

Officials said it was not yet known whether the bird, imported from South America, had the most virulent H5N1 strain of the disease which has killed 60 people in Asia over the past two years.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 22, 2005 8:35 PM
Comments

Norwegian blue; Pining for the fjords?

Posted by: narciso at October 22, 2005 9:07 PM

So, it 'flued' the coop?

Posted by: ratbert at October 22, 2005 10:22 PM

Ex-parrot.

They could have staved off any possible panic by nailing it to its perch.

Posted by: John at October 22, 2005 11:54 PM

He's just stunned...He's a Third Way parrot, neither dead nor alive; it's his natural state

Posted by: Palmcroft at October 23, 2005 7:41 PM

He'd be an MP.

Posted by: oj at October 23, 2005 7:49 PM
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