Dead birds briefly shut down 3 DC metro stations July 29, 2007Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
For those of you in Lampasas, “Metro” is DC’s name for their subway system.
Dozens of dead birds at 3 train stations forced authorities to shut them down while hazmat teams investigated. The birds appear to have died after ingesting a “industrial pest poison” wrongly or mistakenly spread by a contractor outside 6 stations. It’s not clear to me (at least from the article) what pest was being treated, but I’d guess rats. Most birds are protected (migratory, anyway, which in Texas includes those goddam grackles that I would LOVE to see accidentally poisoned, but I digress).
Overreaction? I don’t think so. Need to rule out some public threat, possible terrorism, hell, avian flu for that matter.