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SelesFan70
Mar 22nd, 2006, 10:39 PM
Bird Droppings Prompt Orlando Warning Signs

POSTED: 8:10 am EST March 22, 2006
UPDATED: 12:19 pm EST March 22, 2006

Signs warning of bird droppings were posted along a stretch in downtown Orlando this week after cars, benches, sidewalks, plants and even people are hit and covered by the white bird waste, according to a Local 6 News report.

The problem began when city workers removed cypress trees on "bird island" at Lake Eola in Orlando.

The trees had to be removed because the bird droppings were polluting the water, according to the report.

Now, the birds have moved into the city and are covering anything and anyone between Lake Eola and Central Avenue with droppings.

"You have to brace yourself for the smell," downtown resident James Taylor said. "It is a really bad stench. It is disgusting, absolutely disgusting."

"I was walking the other day and got pooed on walking under these trees," Orlando resident Lisa Valentine said. "Somebody told me it was good luck."

"The white film cakes the light posts along Lake Eloa," Local 6 reporter Todd Jurkowski said. "It is on the sidewalks and on the plants."

Officials said Orlando city workers pressure wash a stretch of the sidewalk at least twice a week.

Signs with the warning, "Caution -- Entering Bird Dropping Area" were posted Tuesday.

"Don't sit on the benches, unless you are very brave," resident Jeff Miller said.

Some people don't let the bird droppings bother them and continue to eat lunch around the droppings.

"Based on what I saw on that car, I got to believe there is no (expletive) left in them," resident Alex Hartley said. :o

Federal law prohibits the bird nests in Orlando from being disturbed. :rolleyes:

http://www.local6.com/news/8182571/detail.html

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Conservative
Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:20 PM
Yes, there is no hope for the future, them birds gonna kill us all! :retard: :retard: :retard:

Dawn Marie
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:40 AM
I wonder if that is an American made car. if it is then it deserves to be pooed on. lmao.:)

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:44 AM
I wonder if that is an American made car. if it is then it deserves to be pooed on. lmao.:)

It's Volvo. Used to be Sweden, but now owned by Ford and probably assembled in the US. So back to your post.... ;)

tenn_ace
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:46 AM
Now all they "need" there in Orlando is one bird infected with the bird flue and Orlando will be the first city in the US with the epidemic... :rolleyes:

Meesh
Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:48 AM
OMG, I was just at Lake Eola on Sunday at the farmers market. :eek: That is insane!

SelesFan70
Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:24 AM
I wonder if that is an American made car. if it is then it deserves to be pooed on. lmao.:)

:lol: :o