Dozens of birds suffocate on sticky gel at Coast home

DOZENS of tiny birds met a sad death when a careless Peregian homeowner poured a sticky gel around their property in an effort to deter larger birds from roosting.  

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital has urged people to consider native wildlife when implementing potentially harmful pest control methods around their homes following a devastating result for a flight of swallows last week.

Australia Zoo Rescue Unit was contacted to meet Environment and Heritage Protection rangers on Tuesday to collect a flight of 32 swallows which had been found drenched in a sticky, adhesive gel that restricted them from flying.  

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