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Power poles and birds getting electrocuted

By Lin 15 January 2011 21

I live in Watson and I noticed that in the little park adjacent to my street, we have an unusual number of birds getting electrocuted at one particular power pole. Mostly cockatoos, though this week there was a magpie dead next to the pole too. Last year we had 3 cockatoos fried in one week.

So I called the ActewAGL’s fault reporting line and was told that they could do nothing about this sort of issue.

Now I’m pretty sure that there would be a solution to prevent this, like isolating the wires close to the pole. I realise that this could not be done for every single power pole in Canberra, but it is clear that this pole poses more of a threat to birds than others. So I’m quite peeved that they don’t seem to care. Maybe next time I’ll let my sensitive animal-loving 6yo call them to ask why they won’t help.


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olfella 8:57 pm 19 Jan 11

Frustrated said :

So why post a reply then?

Do you live under a bridge!

Because I can and you should know that tree do not grow under bridges.

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