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To: Sender
True, avian flu would not cause a flock to fall out of the sky.

Well, not all in one spot, but if you've ever seen a small bird take ill and die...it can look fine and then a couple minutes later be dead.

47 posted on 05/28/2004 3:24:52 PM PDT by steve86
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To: BearWash

Birds have a high metabolism and things can happen fast...but what are the odds of an entire flock of thousands of birds all succumbing to the flu at the same instant...while they are all feeling chipper enough to fly?


51 posted on 05/28/2004 3:34:12 PM PDT by Sender (To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. -Confucius)
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To: BearWash
10,000 birds:

If it rained birds over an acre in a minute, that would be one thing, but if it rained birds over 100 square miles in a day, it might be hard to know anything had happened.

56 posted on 05/28/2004 3:50:06 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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