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#177834 - 05/13/08 09:33 AM 2nd and 3rd degree burns for the birds
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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-512shocked,0,1000539.story

"A man trying to pluck a parakeet nest from the top of a power station was shocked by a live wire and received several burns Monday afternoon, authorities said."

"Police believe Fritzon may have been trying to collect the parakeet eggs to sell at a pet store."

Weird. I can't imagine a few parakeet eggs could possibly be worth enough cash to bother trespassing and risking your own life over. I'm going with a different motivation than the one the police are speculating on - the injured man just wanted some cool wild parakeet eggs to try to hatch at home. Maybe I just don't know enough about Parakeets and there are some very expensive types in Florida?

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#177854 - 05/13/08 06:40 PM Re: 2nd and 3rd degree burns for the birds [Re: electech]
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