I can't believe it's already Thursday again.
Some Vietnamese couple tried to smuggle 4.6 million dollars in counterfeit currency through Detroit Metro airport (DTW on your airport dial). They said they were planning on burning it to honor the dead. And it appears like people are believing that load of bunk. :shrug: Luckily, the reasons for having counterfeit currency don't matter to the law. (One hopes that statement's true. These days, one can never tell.)
BTW, I have a special affinity for DTW. Lord knows I spent enough time flying in and out of there over the years.
Back at the end of last month we noticed one of the tom turkeys was looking odd. We thought at first that he was just old. Then Hubs made a joke about leprosy (sidenote: armadillos can carry leprosy), which got me thinking that maybe Sam wasn't old, he was sick. I went online and looked at dozens of really grody pics of turkey diseases and determined that Sam had LPDV (lymphoproliferative disease virus). So I sent an email on 2/3 to Missouri DoC asking what to do. I finally got an answer yesterday. Not really helpful, which was just as well since poor Sam stopped coming around about two days after I sent the email for help. We assume Sam went to that big rafter in the sky. He spent his last day here standing in the sun next to the garage door. I hope he went quietly and not violently.
Which reminds me. I shared a neat picture I saw on FB of a sharp-shinned hawk standing on its kill of a starling in the snow. Then I read the comments and some lady was talking about how she turns the hose on hawks hunting in her yard. You know me. I love birds. All birds. What she was bragging about was just cruel. Raptors miss more prey than they catch most days. Depriving them of food is mean, even if it saves a sparrow or two. I wonder how she'd feel if I turned a hose on her every time she went to the fridge. Hmm?
Okay, enough of my bird soapbox. Any this n that in your world this week?