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Bird Flu Menaces British Monarchy

Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:44 pm

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The Tower of London's famous ravens have been locked up in a bid to isolate them from the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza that is sweeping the world.

Rest assured though that the ravens enjoy an immune boosting diet of blood-soaked biscuits, boiled eggs and cod liver oil.

Legend has it that when none of the birds are left, the kingdom is in peril - at one point during the Blitz all but one died "of fright". Now Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster Derrick Coyle has been forced to quarantine his six royal charges in specially built aviaries within the Norman fortress.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/21/ravens_hide_in_tower/

We're all dooooomed...
 
Banco
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RE: Bird Flu Menaces British Monarchy

Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:52 pm

I'd have thought footrot is a bigger problem for at least one of the Royal Family...  Wink
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RE: Bird Flu Menaces British Monarchy

Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:17 pm

Excuse me, I, um - have uh, something I need to attend to.

Anyone here have a pellet gun?

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Banco
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RE: Bird Flu Menaces British Monarchy

Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:22 pm

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 2):
Anyone here have a pellet gun?

The British monarchy, QFF. Is this not called an act of war?
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QANTASforever
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RE: Bird Flu Menaces British Monarchy

Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting Banco (Reply 3):
The British monarchy, QFF. Is this not called an act of war?

So hunting down foxes is stately, but taking out a few old birds is an act of war?

You live in one crazy country.

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Banco
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RE: Bird Flu Menaces British Monarchy

Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:30 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 4):
So hunting down foxes is stately, but taking out a few old birds is an act of war?

You see? You can understand us if you really try. Big grin
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RE: Bird Flu Menaces British Monarchy

Wed Feb 22, 2006 9:16 pm

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 4):
but taking out a few old birds is an act of war?

Thats a very disrespectful way of talking about our Queen. Camilla maybe - but then may i suggest a horse tranquiliser would work better on her  Wink
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