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Fwd: Re: collecting feathers

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Tue, 6 Apr 1999 23:47:26 EDT

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You might want to re-think feathers at least in some ways. Gail

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Birds can carry disease as well as lice/mites; guess they can be
transferred by stray feathers. Yuck. I remember as a small child picking
up a bird nest that had been blown to the ground and being immediately
covered in bird lice. My horrified mother put me into a tub of water and
scrubbed me from head to toe. It was a long time before I ever picked up
another bird nest.

Gail1611 wrote:

> I have heard that handling some feathers is not safe because they carry
> diseases. Has anyone else heard or know of this? Gail