Monday, February 20, 2006

All birds indoors

As of today all birds (pigeons, chickens, swans, ducks etc) are confined to indoor housing. Since Influenza A (H5N1) has been identified in Germany.
The strange thing is that we have several free roaming semi wild ducks in our village. Community service however has done nothing to even try to catch these birds.
How can this be?
Most probably we will be able to vaccinate our ducks this week, and we will certainly vaccinate the semi wild ducks as well. We have seen them crawl out of their eggs, take their first wobbly steps and seen them grow to the giant ducks they are today. They all have names and have their own personalities. We feed them twice a day, to make sure the neighborhood doesn't complain and darn duckshit really is good fertilizer.
I hope the virus will not reach us, but it is almost inevitable.

Who is keeping her fingers crossed