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This is a starling that I found dead when West Nile was first becoming a concern on the east coast. I didn't have time to call Animal Control to have them take it in for testing, so I put it under a bucket under a tree, with several rocks on the bucket.

When I rediscovered it about 15 months later, this is how I found it -- mummified. This scanner image is one of my favorites.

I still have the body.

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