A Conversation for The Dodo - an Extinct Bird

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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

According to the Times Educational Supplement (03/03/06) there had been a complete stuffed dodo in Eric Ashmole's museum in Oxford. However, this was burned in 1755 by curators under orders to get rid of old, tatty specimens. When they looked for a replacement, they discovered that they'd destroyed the last one in existence smiley - doh


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Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit on his head
"And one of the curators managed to keep the head and a claw.

The claw is still there, the head is missing. "


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Post 3

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Yes, I read about those in your Entryand wondered whether they were from the same bird.


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