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Plot reversal: Australia decides not to kill a racing pigeon suspected to come from the United States

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According to foreign media BGR, Australia's latest news about the new coronavirus includes what sounds like extreme measures taken by officials there against a pigeon. A racing pigeon found in Melbourne is believed to have crossed the Pacific Ocean from the United States. The reason why the news media report this story,The reason is that the origin of the pigeon is unknown, which means it may be slaughtered, because Australian officials are worried that it will bring the covid-19 virus from the United States.

The pigeon's name is "Joe" in honor of US President elect Joe Biden. Kevin Celli bird, an Australian, said on Thursday he found the pigeon in his backyard in Melbourne at the end of December. The pigeon has an obvious leg ring on its leg. Celli bird made some phone calls and found that the pigeon appeared to have disappeared during a pigeon race in Oregon in October.


The Australian media, of course, took note of the news. However, the Australian quarantine and inspection bureau is not ambiguous. The authorities are considering euthanasia for the bird due to the fear of the new coronavirus. "They said that if they came from the United States, they would worry about bird diseases." Celli bird continued. "They want to know if I can help them. I said, "to be honest, I can't catch it. I can hold it within (20 inches) and it will move. "

Over the weekend, however, the plot reversed: Australian authorities said in a statement that "the bird's leg ring is a fraudulent copy of the legal leg ring," which may not at least imply that it originated in the United States, which saved the bird from euthanasia.

At present, the pigeon is still in Celli bird's backyard. Sometimes, it can be seen flying next to local pigeons to enjoy the food left by Celli bird. It is rumored that Australian authorities will commission professional bird catchers to take it to complete the investigation.

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