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Train that bald eagle to eradicate feral chickens

Bermuda’s bald eagle photographed in April by Miguel A. Mejías

Dear Sir,

I was delighted to read the article in The Royal Gazette of December 19, 2022 about Bermuda’s new resident, the juvenile bald eagle, which also included a cool photograph of the beautiful bird by Miguel Mejias. The Royal Gazette ought to promote a contest to name this magnificent bird – my choice is Boris ...

I’d also like to suggest that local experts should attempt to capture Boris and then train him to eat the feral chickens and roosters that abound all over the island. Not only do these pests effect havoc on our farmers’ crops and gardens, but they are also causing traffic accidents as they scurry all over our roads. Let’s not forget the darn noise from the crowing at all hours of the day.

Yup, I think Boris could well be the solution to our feral pest problem, so let’s issue him a passport, full Bermuda status and provide some high perch housing options around the Island to ensure he remains here and solves our feral chicken and rooster problem – a task that vector control has been unable to achieve, ever! The Boris remedy does come with a warning label though: keep small pets indoors!


St George’s

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Published December 24, 2022 at 7:59 am (Updated December 24, 2022 at 7:54 am)

Train that bald eagle to eradicate feral chickens

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