Thursday, November 19, 2009

Texas Town Is For The Birds

EVERMAN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The town of Everman, Texas, has one big, bird-brained problem.

Since the early ’90s, residents have been invaded by a flock of brightly colored parrots that build nests the size of refrigerators on poles around the city.

It’s believed that the parrots are descendants of two birds that were set free by unknown locals more than a decade ago. Now they’ve rampantly populated the area.

According to city manager Donna Anderson, the feathery friends are welcome to stay since they attract birdwatching tourists to Everman.

However, their nests tend to cause minor explosions with power lines, which puts a sizable hole in the city’s wallet and leaves everyone’s cars covered in feces.

Anderson is considering ways to exploit the local attraction to offset the costs of cleaning bird poop off police cars and street signs.

She’s looking to neighboring towns with similar animal control issues for ideas.

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