Starlings are taking the blame for missing lights from a Christmas star in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Apparently, they are eating them:
The Christmas landmark that sits atop the county courthouse has become tradition and has had some Pawhuska residents very concerned. According to County Commissioner Bob Jackson, the lights are on order and the bulbs well be replaced either later this week or by the first of next week depending on when the new lights arrive. According to Chairman Jim Clark, all of the lights have been eaten by birds. The birds, mainly starlings, have cost the county $1,200 for new lights.
Does this make sense to anyone?
I know squirrels will chew wires and steal light bulbs, so maybe birds will do that too.
I hear that the red lights have a distinct cherry taste, the yellow one … lemon?