Monday, February 15, 2010

This one's for the birds

I was going to pick up a prescription this afternoon and decided to listen to my sometime favorite whipping boy. Someone called the show to say tht there were about 40 dead seagulls around "Muni Light" or Cleveland Public Power. He said that he had called the tip line about this and was told that this wasn't an unusual occurrence for this time of year.

There were subsequent calls to the show from people giving their speculation as to why this would happen. Some thought it was because of the weather, and others thought maybe the birds drank contaminated water from a pool by the power plant. come to think of it, maybe they drank from the water fountains at Quicken Loans Arena. Cliff Note:Read my last post.

Others thought maybe the seagulls flew too low and were hit by semi trucks. I don't think that's all that unusual as many motorists find themselves on occasion flipping the bird.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Of course your title of this post caught my eye!
This is sad...but thanks for the humorous ending. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think they commited suicide because they could not find their way back to a sunny & warm location.

J. Moses(Tri-State Media Watch Editor) said...

Looks like someone just flipped the birds...

Ben said...

Bad puns...man, you have a lot of gull!!!

Syd said...

It would be wroth a call to the local DNR folks to see what might be going on. It sounds unusual to me.