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    Longing for FREEDOM !!!!

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    Saw 2 of these poor fellas up in a tree deep inside some forested area this morning........


    Rose-ringed Parakeet
    Psittacula krameri




    The TRAP !

    Last edited by mervin; 8th Jul 2006 at 17:15.

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    so did you call the Rangers?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Is the parakeet native?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    so did you call the Rangers?
    no, its on "no mans" land and not in any nature reserve or parks



    Quote Originally Posted by ccs
    Is the parakeet native?
    not exactly sure about that but one can see them all the time.
    one can also see them feeding in the morning at Ecco Lake at SBG

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    Quote Originally Posted by mervin
    no, its on "no mans" land and not in any nature reserve or parks
    I don't believe it is legal to trap birds anywhere in Singapore.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy
    I don't believe it is legal to trap birds anywhere in Singapore.

    yeah loh but i think its out of N.Park jurisdiction.

    think must call POLICE !

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    not sure, I think NParks have jurisdiction in all public green places. Budak should know this sort of things.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Do you have the NPark ranger hotline? Let them know.

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    this location is at a huge piece of thick bush in the middle of no where leh.

    anyway i just sent a email to an Npark personnel, lets see what she says.
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    that contraption is a trap?? seems like the trapper meant to leave it there for a long time since he provided food and water to keep the brid in good condition while hes not there. Maybe its a cage of sorts for someone that left it there for soem reason like research or soemthing.. not too sure.. but if it turns out that no one owns it.. then just release the poor fella.

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    That's just wrong. Very upsetting

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    ranma,
    won't researchers label their info and contact on the trap?
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    theres a colony of them flying wild in the south of england as it's milder weather than up north, there's also another colony of quacker parakeets there, it's a nice sight to see even if they aren't native to this country,
    no-one knows where they come from but they survived and multiplied.
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    Celticfish,
    yeah they usually do.. however i find it strange that a bird like that would get itself trapped in a contraption that i'm still trying to figure out how it works.
    that is one complicated trap.

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    Can it be the trapper is trying to use this bird to lure other birds into another trap nearby?

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    nicky,
    i think you are right about trapping other birds.

    guys,
    notice there are two sets of food trays? and there seems to be two levels.
    the trap also, imo, looks like it works like the common rat traps we get in SG.
    the trapper is also maximising his chance of a double catch as there are two individual compartment traps on top.
    the trap has one compartment below and two on top.
    i think its working on the mating season concept!!
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    I used to see the malay guy that Lake Aquarium used to hire as shop assistant using the same method to trap 'mata-putay' (spell?) outside the shop with his groups of friends..

    Without the bird as lure, you will be trapping monitor lizard instead..
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfish
    notice there are two sets of food trays? and there seems to be two levels.
    the trap also, imo, looks like it works like the common rat traps we get in SG.
    the trapper is also maximising his chance of a double catch as there are two individual compartment traps on top.
    the trap has one compartment below and two on top.
    i think its working on the mating season concept!!
    bro, u got it.

    that bird is just a lure with 2 empty compartments above it as the "trap"

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    Looks like a home made contraption.

    The poachers are smart not to do their dirty deed in the designated park areas, but unfortunately, the birds won't know better and may still wander beyond protected boundaries to their demise.

    Cheers,
    I have dwarf cichlids in my tanks! Do you?

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    Ahhh... i see.. the bird enters the trap from above and releases the catch allowing the door to snap shut. Hmm.. not the safest of traps.. especially considering parrots investigate things with their beaks.

    Poor bird might just poke his head in and have the door slam down on his neck... Hmm... ironic that it looks like 1 mouse trap and might end up working like another.

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