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Re: In the news: Southwest Alaskans say bird is the size of a small plane
Just a thought....isn't Alaska the state that allows you to legally own a
certain amount of pot? Something like 3 oz. each?
Perhaps people in this arear recently improved their hydroponics
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan Edels" <edels@msn.Com>
> Anyway, any guesses as to what they really saw (NOT the guy from 1944!):
> A giant (world record sized) Steller's Eagle? A no longer extinct
> _Teratornis_? Or....?
> Allan Edels
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> Subject: In the news: Southwest Alaskans say bird is the size of a small
> Perhaps Anchorage should be an upcoming SVP Meeting site ;)
> "A giant winged creature, like something out of Jurassic Park, has
> reportedly been sighted several times in Southwest Alaska in recent
> A Dillingham pilot says he spotted the creature while flying
> passengers to Manokotak last week. He calculated that its wingspan
> matched the length of a wing on his Cessna 207. That's about 14
> Scientists aren't sure what to make of the reports. No one doubts
> that people in the region west of Dillingham have seen a very large
> raptorlike bird. But biologists and other people familiar with big
> Alaska birds say they're skeptical it's that big....
> 'I'm certainly not aware of anything with a 14-foot wingspan that's
> been alive for the last 100,000 years,' said federal raptor
> specialist Phil Schemf in Juneau."
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