Warning after satin bowerbird is choked by plastic in Wauchope

Cut plastic rings up so they don't choke wildlife, says one reader.
Cut plastic rings up so they don't choke wildlife, says one reader.

A reader is urging Wauchope people to be careful when disposing of plastic rubbish after she found a dead bird killed by a plastic ring.

She was going for an early morning walk along Blackbutt Road and when she got to the nature strip, she saw the dead satin bowerbird.

"It had a bit of plastic in its mouth and it couldn't get it off.  It was one of the blue plastic rings at the top of a plastic milk container," she said.

"Sometimes people leave out blue items because the male satin bowerbird collects them to make a bower to attract females.

"I want people to aware of bits of plastic in their yard," said the woman.

"I cut those plastic rings in half when I remove them.  It's not an endangered species but it's an animal which died a horrible death and it could have been avoided." she aid.

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