• Australia to kill racing pigeon that crossed Pacific from Oregon

    12 days ago - By WGN TV

    CANBERRA, Australia - A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 8,000-mile Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it.
    Kevin Celli-Bird said Thursday he discovered the exhausted bird that arrived in his Melbourne backyard on Dec. 26 had disappeared from a race in the U.S. state of Oregon on Oct. 29.
    Experts suspect the pigeon that Celli-Bird has named Joe, after the U.S. president-elect, hitched a ride on a cargo ship to cross the Pacific.
    Joe's feat has attracted the attention...
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  • A Racing Pigeon Traveled 8,000 Miles From Oregon to Australia. Officials Want to Kill It for Violating Quarantine

    A Racing Pigeon Traveled 8,000 Miles From Oregon to Australia. Officials Want to Kill It for Violating Quarantine

    12 days ago - By Time

    A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000-kilometer Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities consider the bird a quarantine risk and plan to kill it.
    Kevin Celli-Bird said Thursday he discovered the exhausted bird that arrived in his Melbourne backyard on Dec. 26 had disappeared from a race in the U.S. state of Oregon on Oct. 29.
    Experts suspect the pigeon that Celli-Bird has named Joe, after the U.S. president-elect, hitched a ride on a cargo ship to cross the Pacific.
    Joe's feat has attracted the attention of the Australian...
    Read more ...