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Think before you litter! (not just plastic anymore...)

I was at a falconry demonstration recently and learned something rather interesting. Of course, we all know that littering is bad, but what about biodegradable things like food? Well, food thrown out car windows or near roadways will frequently attract small animals who will in turn attract hawks and owls. Being hit by a car is one of the greatest threats to these magnificent birds of prey; not only are many birds killed, but hundreds of others are injured, often permanently. I know I'll think twice now before throwing that apple core away!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2004, 02:09 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing that information, I admit that I've used that argument to toss a banana peel before--not again. We need all species to keep this planet spinning. Our thoughtlessness is so destructive! And I read that hawks, owls, and eagles are adapting well to urban life - but not if that were to keep up.
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Mean Jeannie, you say we need all species to keep the planet spinning....but do we really need spiders??? I just HATE those things!
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Well, it's spiders or rampant ants, moquitos, flies and other nasty buggies I am paralyzingly afraid of spiders, but I've come to terms with the fact that they're necessary.
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Mean Jeannie, you say we need all species to keep the planet spinning....but do we really need spiders??? I just HATE those things!
I have a look-the-other-way-and-run policy when it comes to spiders myself! Snakes, too!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-16-2004, 04:05 AM
 
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I never litter anyway, food or other goods. I'm petrified of spiders, but imagine all the flies without them - they'd take over the earth! Despite how creepy and scary some animals are, they all have as much a place on this planet as us.

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