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Take Flight

Posted by Boghound on October 3, 2009

Thieves steal many, many canaries

A bird keeper said yesterday that he was ‘gutted’ after thieves stole his entire aviary of 81 canaries.

Two men are thought to have broken into the aviary at Andrew and Janet Self’s home in Lordswood, Hampshire, at about 3am on Friday and made off on bicycles with the birds.

Mr Self has been breeding them for 38 years and had 81 Fife canaries worth £1,000, including 51 young birds.

The 68-year-old retired gardener said: ‘We were woken up in the night at about 3am.

‘The wife said she heard something so I got up and looked through the window but couldn’t see anything, turned the light on and still couldn’t see anything except two lights. I don’t know if it was somebody on bikes.

‘When I went down in the morning the whole lot had gone, both aviary doors were open.

‘Had they escaped, there would have been one or two in the garden but there wasn’t one.’


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