Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

The Great Finch Pinch; 22 Birds Taken from the Dawn

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

The Great Finch Pinch; 22 Birds Taken from the Dawn

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Byline: Craig Warhurst

THE Dawn resident Joan Andrews is worried a serial bird napper is on the prowl in the Gympie region after 22 finches were taken from her aviary.

The theft follows on from a similar case of 15 stolen finches from a Chatsworth home in September.

Ms Andrews phoned The Gympie Times to raise her concerns after a friend told her about the finches stolen from Chatsworth.

She said she visited the aviary at the back of her home every day to feed the birds which included seven doves.

On the morning Ms Andrews discovered her 22 finches missing, she said a stone kept in front of the cage door had been moved and a cigarette butt was found lying on the ground at the back of her home.

aNo-one smokes at my house so I don't know where it came from,a Ms Andrews said.

Some people had suggested to Ms Andrews that a snake may have taken the birds. …

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