Thursday, January 12, 2006

Dead Pigeon Sparks Panic in Georgia

A dead pigeon discovered in western Georgia on Thursday has caused panic among local residents, according to local television. Reports said the bird was found near the central market in the town Zugdidi, about 300 kilometers (190 miles) west of the capital, Tbilisi. Witnesses said the pigeon was sitting on an electricity transmission line and then suddenly plummeted to the ground.

"It must have been ill with bird flu," people who gathered around the dead bird are reported to have said. Local veterinaries examined the pigeon, and said it had not been infected with bird flu, a television channel, Imedi, said. Read More ....

Source: Novosti
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