Australia to Kill Pigeon That Crossed Pacific From Oregon


Racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 8000 mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the US to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it. Kevin Shelley Byrd says he discovered the exhausted bird that arrived in his Melbourne backyard and December he said it it disappeared from a race in Oregon two months earlier. Experts suspect the pigeon named Joe after the president elect hitched a ride on a cargo ship and Joe's feet has attracted the attention of Australian media but also the notoriously strict quarantine authorities. Chelly. Bird says they asked him to catch the bird because they considered it that disease risk, he says. The American Racing Pigeon Union confirmed it was registered to an owner in Montgomery, Alabama, Quite The Quite the journey for that bird. And you remember the rules in Australia? I'm not sure if you remember when Johnny Depp decided to bring his dogs there, but, wow, they do not Mess around with that rule, and the

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