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Old 04-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by midwesternerr View Post
I second donating the captured birds to a raptor center, especially with the rising cost of food. I'm sure that even raising their own mice/birds for feeders has gone up a lot in the past couple of years.

Yes absolutely consider donating the birds to a raptor center. Take into consideration first however - are the birds clean, eaten no poisoned bird bait, healthy, not starved by being contained in the trap? (Being confined for more than a day would probably render the poor things about dead.)

If you cannot dispatch them yourself, or get them to a raptor center right away, it's probably not the greatest idea to trap these birds. Yes they're considered vermin - but so were bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and golden eagles up until 1973! They deserve to receive proper care and a humane death, IMHO.

Donna in Nebraska
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