On Friday the SPCA of Texas seized more than 30 animals in Van Zandt County.
It didn’t matter that a group of irritated residents spoke up at Tuesday’s City Council meeting about losing their neighborhood to thousands of birds. City leaders told them their hands were tied, these egrets are federally protected migratory birds.
What started as a few nesting pairs has turned into a full-fledged egret takeover that has now expanded onto three blocks throughout the city.
With the freedom of open air and strong winds behind them, two exotic birds flew the coop Friday at the Dallas Zoo. The pair of blue-throated macaws “took a wrong turn” during the Zoo’s SOAR: A Festival of Flight event, which lets the animals freely fly over the audience.