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"The Birds" Becomes Reality

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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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\"The Birds\" Becomes Reality


www.dailymail.co.uk

And instead of hanging around for a few discarded bones or a forgotten carcass to pick and claw at, they've started killing live farm animals - by pecking them to death, in horrific scenes reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier's The Birds, turned by Alfred Hitchcock into one of the most chilling movies of all time.

Throughout Britain, traumatised farmers have reported a sudden and disturbing rise in the number of livestock being attacked by ravens.

Farmer John Kirk, 50, from Nethybridge, near Aviemore, has lost more than 40 animals in the past few weeks.

"It's like something out of a horror film. They are horrible, horrible birds. They see the young lambs and just fly down and help themselves," he said.

"Sometimes you find a carcass with the eyes and tongue pecked out, but sometimes all you find is the skin. They peck away until nothing is left." And while some animals have been pecked to death, others have been left to die in agony after birds have feasted on their eyes, tongues and the soft flesh of their underbellies.
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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 06:28 PM
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My first impression upon reading this story is that it might be related to GM crops. It's well known that animals avoid these crops and since these birds have been protected in the UK for some time they may be experiencing pressures to find new food sources. Hunger turns any animal with the ability into a killer. In my neighbors back yard, a pit bull mix plays happily with the family cat, and both ignore the two rabbits that run around for an hour or two each day. Given a sufficient absence of food, all four would probably be devoured by their owners before they could eat each other. These birds are experiencing hunger for some reason, that seems clear, of course the GM crops angle is purely conjecture on my part.

IMO, this is a signal that the food shortage we are seeing the beginning of may in fact be truly global. I'm reminded of a scripture:

Rev 6:8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.


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posted on May, 5 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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There also seem to be an increase of Cougar attacks on people here in the states.

www.wemjournal.org...

Wolves as well.

www.wildsentry.org...



posted on May, 5 2008 @ 08:02 PM
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I believe it to be another sign of End Times and the Tribulation.

Revelation 6:8 "And I looked, and there was a pale green horse. The horseman on it was named Death, and Hades was following after him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill by the sword, by famine, by plague, and by the wild animals of the earth."



posted on May, 5 2008 @ 08:03 PM
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ooops must have been an accident.
or maybe it's god and his "signs"..

beaks are sharp .
beaks do damage to flesh.

if you think some military somewhere hasn't thought of harnessing or at least directing the method and target of which said "beaks" are implemented towards..
i think you've got another thing coming.

research "HI-MEMS" .. they already have nano - neuro matrixes that develop WITHIN insect pupa nervous systems into adulthood.. controlling the motor functions of insects.. and relaying data via bio-telemetry.

if this has been developed.. what's to keep it from taking the next step towards the avians.. and then. .humans...
controlled by HAARP / GWEN towers / cell towers

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posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:04 PM
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Weaponized animals; it wouldn't surprise me one bit, but of course there's no evidence that this is what's behind the crow attacks. I wouldn't be surprised to see bizarre hybrid animals being used as you suggest either.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:18 PM
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Why do so many people assume HAARP is behind everything lol?
HAARP, causing birds to go crazy, HAARP causing the bees to disappear, HAARP caused hurricane Katrina, HAARP caused the tsunami that wiped out india, HAARP cause chemtrails, HAARP this HAARP that.
Geez, does anyone have any PROOF of any of this?
Yeah the birds thing is kinda spooky, If birds start attacking me, I'm going to start eating a lot more them, I'll eat them out before they eat me.
BIRDS!

-Jimmy



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:27 PM
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Ravens are scary smart. Opportunistic as all get out. With the demise of larger predator speices, both in Britain and elsewhere, animals are adapting to fill the niche left open.

My grandfather once told me that coyotes were, on the whole, much smaller when he first came west, but with the demise of the wolf and cougar, it began to adapt to fill that niche left open. But to do so, it had to get bigger, and because it was better fed, it could do so.

If ravens are indeed adapting to fill a niche, then I'd look for them to get even larger than they already are. This is an opportunity to watch nature at work.

As smart as they are, as a predator they'll be very successful, and downright dangerous to smaller, and maybe not so small, creatures.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:28 PM
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We have a raven making a nest in one of the pine trees in our back yard. We feed it bread and the ocassional slice of lunch meat or chunk of suet and it seems to be doing quite well.

I like the GM crop idea behind this, actually. Seems very plausible. The other issue that seems plausible is that England has protected the birds for so long their numbers have gotten beyond those which can remain sustained through scavenging. Yet another possibillity is that the birds have simply become unafraid of humans and our livestock. That's what is behind the increasing cougar and coyote attacks in the USA, IMO. As man has encroached further and further into their territory, combined with more protections restricting the control of the animal populations, they have adapted to view man as a part of their environment and as a source of food.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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---Experts cannot give a definitive explanation, but some believe it is simply the pressure on food resources caused by the dramatically increasing raven population.

That sounds like a reasonable explanation, if you ask me. If the population of these birds has been rapidly rising in recent years, its not unthinkable to believe that they're stretching their food sources thin and as a result, are no longer just scavenging but actively attacking and killing their prey.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:32 PM
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We have a MAJOR Raven problem here in Central Alaska. And when I say that some of them are the size of small dogs - I kid you not. I will see if I have a picture of one.

And they are VERY agressive and are everywhere in the fall/winter.

So, this story does not surprise me at all.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:44 PM
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On a related note, anyone who really is interested in this topic should look for a copy of the book "Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Magpies, Ravens, and Jays." My wife is fascinated with crows, ravens, and the Stellar's Jays that spend most of their day exploring our porch so she asked for the book for Christmas. I read it after she was done and was pretty amazed at just how incredibly intelligent those birds are. They are capable of solving basic puzzles and will even use a complex series of decisions to obtain food.



posted on May, 6 2008 @ 05:55 PM
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These bird attacks occurred in the Scottish Highlands. It's way more likely to be your common or garden rook that's causing the mayhem.

But why attack lambs ? Nothing complicated. Just a really long, bleak Winter, especially in that part of Scotland. The Cairngorms have had the heaviest snow cover in years & it's only really been in the last two days that the weather here has finally turned for the better.

The rooks were probably just starving. Thanks to the poor weather all their usual sources of food have been in short supply ... insects, small mammals, fruit, eggs of ground nesting birds ... and the poor lambs have been an easy alternative.

Mother Nature. Cruel, cruel, cruel.



posted on May, 7 2008 @ 07:14 PM
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Well, the reply to function is out again, so I guess I'll quote.

Originally posted by seagull
Ravens are scary smart. Opportunistic as all get out. With the demise of larger predator species, both in Britain and elsewhere, animals are adapting to fill the niche left open.

My grandfather once told me that coyotes were, on the whole, much smaller when he first came west, but with the demise of the wolf and cougar, it began to adapt to fill that niche left open. But to do so, it had to get bigger, and because it was better fed, it could do so.

If ravens are indeed adapting to fill a niche, then I'd look for them to get even larger than they already are. This is an opportunity to watch nature at work.

As smart as they are, as a predator they'll be very successful, and downright dangerous to smaller, and maybe not so small, creatures.

Outstanding observations seagull.



Originally posted by Charity
These bird attacks occurred in the Scottish Highlands. It's way more likely to be your common or garden rook that's causing the mayhem.

But why attack lambs ? Nothing complicated. Just a really long, bleak Winter, especially in that part of Scotland. The Cairngorms have had the heaviest snow cover in years & it's only really been in the last two days that the weather here has finally turned for the better.

The rooks were probably just starving. Thanks to the poor weather all their usual sources of food have been in short supply ... insects, small mammals, fruit, eggs of ground nesting birds ... and the poor lambs have been an easy alternative.

Mother Nature. Cruel, cruel, cruel.


Thanks for the eyewitness testimony, sounds like a rational explanation.

Great replies by all actually, THX.



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