Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Dark Side of Kite Day

Not everyone is delighted by Kite Day.

This is a veterinary ER tent set up to try to rescue birds that get caught in kite lines.
I got invited into the back room where a pigeon's wing was being sewn back together. The bird has a hood over its head, on the left as seen above.
It's clear from the feathers and the maroon kite string that a pigeon had trouble here. This was on the street outside our bungalow. This is not the only clump of feathers we've seen this week.

Birds aren't the only living things at risk on Kite Day. Motorcyclists have been garroted by kite string.

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