Friday, July 17, 2009

Poisoned birds left to suffer all around Toa Payoh estate

Poisoned birds left to suffer all around Toa Payoh estate
A STOMPer wonders what happened to these birds, which were spotted fighting for their lives at Toa Payoh Lorong 4.

In an MMS to STOMP, the sender suggests that they could be victims of poisoning.

The STOMPer says:
"These pictures were taken at Blk 62 Toa Payoh Lorong 4.

"Three birds were found poisoned and dead.

"The third was in a drain suffering!"

Poisoned birds left to suffer all around Toa Payoh estate
Poisoned birds left to suffer all around Toa Payoh estate

Related posts: Killing of pigeons is last resort, public also has role to play, says East Coast Town Council (17th July 2009)
Pigeons poisoned because people won't stop feeding them (14th July 2009)
Dead bird spotted in Ang Mo Kio. How did it die? (24th February)
Dead birds found near Taman Jurong market (4th January 2009)

Is this an example of collateral damage? As far as I know, there is no deliberate culling of common myna (Acridotheres tristis) or Javan myna (Acridotheres javanicus). Did these mynas consume poison that was intended for feral pigeons (Columba livia)?

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