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Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:34 PM

Australia: How 'bin chickens' wash poisonous cane toads

THIS cracked me up.

What do you think? IS there a big enough bird to deal with tRump in this fashion?


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-63699884

There are few Australian animals more reviled than the white ibis.

It has earned the moniker "bin chicken" for its propensity to scavenge food from anywhere it can - messily raiding garbage and often stealing food right out of people's hands.

But the native bird may have figured out how to overhaul its bad reputation.

It has developed an "ingenious" method of eating one of the only animals Australians hate more - the cane toad, a toxic and pervasive pest.

"Ibis were flipping the toads about, throwing them in the air, and people just wondered what on earth they were doing," she told the BBC.

"After this they would always either wipe the toads in the wet grass, or they would go down to a water source nearby, and they would rinse the toads out."

She believes it is evidence of a "stress, wash and repeat" method that the birds have developed to rid the toads of their toxins before swallowing them whole.

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Reply Australia: How 'bin chickens' wash poisonous cane toads (Original post)
TigressDem Nov 25 OP
RainCaster Nov 25 #1
TigressDem Nov 25 #2
Ocelot II Nov 25 #3
TigressDem Nov 25 #4
Deep State Witch Nov 25 #5
Ocelot II Nov 25 #6
Deep State Witch Nov 25 #7
TigressDem Nov 25 #10
TigressDem Nov 25 #9
TigressDem Nov 25 #8

Response to TigressDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:37 PM

1. How to deal with MAGAts

Yeah!

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:40 PM

2. Stress, Washout and Repeat

Stress:

Hang tRUMP around their neck like a dead chicken until the smell horrifies them

WASH them OUT at the POLLS


REPEAT -- Keep Winning Elections

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Response to TigressDem (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:43 PM

3. Looks like a cross between an egret and a turkey.

Australians have bin chickens; we have trash pandas. There will always be scavengers in your garbage; MAGAts are political scavengers, digging around in our ideological refuse and selecting the nastiest, stinkiest items.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 12:54 PM

4. Yeah, I think it's the "take your sandwich out of your hand" that bugs them most.

BUT they MUST be hungry or they wouldn't resort to eating poisonous toads.


SO.....

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 01:21 PM

5. They Have Them In Florida, Too

They have white ibises in Florida, too. They were all over us when we were eating at an outdoor cafe in Orlando.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 01:26 PM

7. Similar Behavior

Almost as aggressive as seagulls.

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Response to Deep State Witch (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 06:09 PM

10. One night on my way to Key West Florida, we stopped for a break and saw baby seagulls...

They were on a dock running as a group from one side to the other. It was very late at night and the light cast made them look like little green puff balls. But the skitter, skitter and the almost school of fish like quality made my heart giggle.

I knew they were seagulls because Mama and Papa were right up on the rails of the dock watching them.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 02:39 PM

9. Thanks for the links nt

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Response to Deep State Witch (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 02:37 PM

8. Hoo Boy

Yeah, animals can have some really bad manners.

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