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Thu 25 Mar 2004

Birds 'stealing' quarters

Category : internet

Alvin forwarded this little gem - Change is in the Air. Snopes.com is a site dedicated to evaluating stories that circulate on email, to determine their status as urban legend, truth or hoax.

In this case, there were an embellishment and some inaccuracies but the core of the story was true. These starlings (more than one) had made of with several hundreds of dollars worth of shiny quarters each week!

More comments can be read at the Utah Birds site that originally featured the photos. It appears the story and photos date back to the 90's and similar incidents have occurred elsewhere.

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